These vintage heishi earrings are a beautiful example of older hand-rolled natural turquoise heishi, the "jacla" at the bottom made with Italian coral beads likely reused from an antique necklace, and finished at the top with coral heishi. These were made circa 1940s and are unisex in style. They are strung on unwaxed twine, and the artist used plain wire to create a jump ring, and then an ear wire. That ear wire may have been added later. 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. The small discs are all hand cut and pump drilled. The turquoise is beautiful and has varying ranges of blue to blue-green.
The earrings measure about 5/8" in width by just under 3" long and closer to 3-1/2" long. Fairly light at 5g each or 10g combined. The twine is old yet sturdy. One of the coral beads has a scuff.
Traditional and timeless.
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