Santo Domingo Kewa 2 Strand Heishi Necklace 24 length. Good vintage condition, please review the pics as part of the description and if there are additional questions please let me know. Nice handmade clasp, the white ones are gypsum, the blue ones are turquoise.
This necklace had been restrung by a previous owner. Traditionally these were done on string, that is fragile. The order of the beads was observed, so if desired it can be reversed on string. The Santo Domingo have the longest jewelry making tradition of any of the pueblos, and still make jewelry using the traditional techniques and many of the same materials used by their ancestors. A large part of the jewelry made by the Santo Domingo consists of strings of beads called heishi (rolled beads), originally made from shell and local stones.Beads retain a sacred sense in the Pueblo life; this is especially true when bead necklaces are worn for ceremonial dancing. Baxter Heishi has become a label for Southwestern indigenous handmade beads in general.
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