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Thunderbird Necklace with Ten Tabs

Santo Domingo

About The Thunderbird Necklace with Ten Tabs

The necklace is comprised of a central Thunderbird pendant and 10 matching acute trinagulate tabs, restrung on durable Kevlar cord with all its original ivory-hued hand-made beads.  Bases for the Thunderbird and tabs are cut from automotive battery casing.

The sunrise motif displayed on the Thunderbird is uncommon and was difficult to execute. 

Popularity of this type of necklace rests primarily in the "naked truth" of the creativity required to make it with only "materials of the moment."

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Gallery Price $875.00

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Description

The necklace is comprised of a central Thunderbird pendant and 10 matching acute trinagulate tabs, restrung on durable Kevlar cord with all its original ivory-hued hand-made beads.  Bases for the Thunderbird and tabs are cut from automotive battery casing.

The sunrise motif displayed on the Thunderbird is uncommon and was difficult to execute. 

Popularity of this type of necklace rests primarily in the "naked truth" of the creativity required to make it with only "materials of the moment."

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 White resin poker chips, red plastic hair comb material, black phonographic record, natural turquoise, sterling silver hook, kevlar cord
Troy ounces 1.83 troy ounces
Size 24' in length, while thunderbird is 2" height X 1 5/8" width.
Date of creation 1920's - 1930's
Condition Excellent
Provenance HR
Gram weight 57 grams
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