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Thunderbird Necklace

Santo Domingo

About The Thunderbird Necklace

This pretty Thunderbird necklace consists of ten (10) graduated triangular tabs and a tear-drop shaped tab carved out of the same white gypsum as the graduated beads.

The bird is made only of natural turquoise mosaic inlaid (instead of overlaid) into a shallow carving in the tear-drop shaped pendant. The tabs have the same blue to green turquoise overlaid mosaic terminated by a black band of jet, leaving the end 2/5ths of the triangle white. The material portion of the necklace is 20" long--with a tie extending it another 4".

The entire piece has an elegant simplicity and could easily be work with anything!

Savvy Price $850.00

Gallery Price $1,100.00

Item Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Description

This pretty Thunderbird necklace consists of ten (10) graduated triangular tabs and a tear-drop shaped tab carved out of the same white gypsum as the graduated beads.

The bird is made only of natural turquoise mosaic inlaid (instead of overlaid) into a shallow carving in the tear-drop shaped pendant. The tabs have the same blue to green turquoise overlaid mosaic terminated by a black band of jet, leaving the end 2/5ths of the triangle white. The material portion of the necklace is 20" long--with a tie extending it another 4".

The entire piece has an elegant simplicity and could easily be work with anything!

About the Artist

The potters of Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico are known for well-formed pottery decorated with dramatic stylized flora, often in combination with geometric designs.

Santo Domingo Pueblo also hosts jewelers with expertise in creating the finest heishi as well as shell overlay work. In the early years, some overlay work combined traditional turquoise, jet and shell with unorthodox modern materials such as poker chips and phonograph records.

Medium Gypsum, turquoise, jet and string
Size The center pendant is 1 3/4" in length and 1 1/4" at the widest bottom point.
Date of creation Circa 1920's - 1930's
Condition Excellent
Turquoise Natural turquoise
Provenance Arizona jewelry collector HR
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