This vintage ceramic necklace hails from Oaxaca, Mexico, and consists of beads made of typical pottery for the region, which is called "barro brunido" or "burnished clay." This style of pottery bird necklace is often found in black finish, but occasionally I find these ones with a natural brown tone. The necklace has no clasp but rather is an over-the-head style, the type of necklace that may have been worn over a tunic blouse--super groovy and ethnic. Do take care placing on and off over the head; although the beads are strong, they are breakable. While I did not see any birds that are broken, there may be one or two missing little parts. Most, however, appear to be intact.
The necklace measures about 32" in total length. All of the beads are strung in the same direction, which means when worn, half of the birds are right side up and the other half upside down. That is part of the charm.
Primitive art you can wear.
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