This circa 1980s seven-strand necklace is all hand made with brown shell heishi in shades from tan to mostly dark brown. This is a traditional Santo Domingo style, who were the first to make heishi with shell--in fact, the word "heishi" is Tewa (Santo Domingo language) for "shell." Creating heishi beads is labor intensive. From the Santa Fe Collectors Guide: "A string of good heishi will have a uniform consistency. If you gently pull it through your hand, it should feel like a single serpent-like piece." It may look like it's done by a machine, but: "The truth is, if it seems exquisitely perfect, it was most likely made by the hands of a highly-skilled, extremely patient craftsperson." The necklace is closed off with a cotton "squaw wrap," a traditional style that requires the necklace to be placed on and off over the head. This is a unisex piece, worn in the Pueblo by women and men alike.
The strands measure about 30" all the way around, with a hang length of closer to 12-14" depending on the width of one's neck. Weighs 39g. Some wear in the twine but in stable condition.
Perfect for layering with other Native American necklaces.
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