This is a listing for a vintage Santo Domingo jacla pendant. It's a double strand, strung on beading cord, accented with "corn" pendant beads hand carved from dark purple and orange spiny oyster shell. The jacla is finished with rare antique coral glass trade beads that are Venetian and favored by Santo Domingo heishi makers as accents for their jacla and necklaces. The jacla are in excellent condition with no damage.
The turquoise is vintage, from the Kingman mine in Arizona, hand rolled and strung by the artist in a perfectly graduated double strand. The stone is a teal green with golden brown matrix.
Both the size of the beads and the length of the jacla are generous. The largest turquoise bead is 10mm across. The smallest is about 3mm.
Santo Domingo artists graduate their beads by "eye". They don't use measuring tools. And these beads are beautifully sized and strung.
The workmanship reminds me of Lupe Lovato's work, but I don't know if he made this jacla or not. The spiny oyster "corn" beads are about 20mm in length. If you know a good beading artist it could easily be restrung into a necklace.The item "Vintage Kingman Turquoise Heishi Jacla Pendant" is in sale since Friday, June 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "100smr" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.