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BEAUTIFUL KEWA MEDITERRANEAN CORAL NECKLACE*SOLD*
BEAUTIFUL KEWA MEDITERRANEAN CORAL NECKLACE
 
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Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1950's

Provenance: Private collector DD



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Product Code: CDDH2
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This lovely 6 strand necklace features deep salmon colored Mediterranean large tube coral beads with 3mm hand rolled olive shell heishi. This heishi is all American hand crafted and is not foreign made, dyed heishi from overseas. A great deal of hard work goes into the making of these type necklaces. It is just beautiful on! The necklace is 30" total length including a traditional wrap.

This style of beadwork is thought to be the oldest form of jewelry from New Mexico and is still practiced today mostly among Native Americans of the Santo Domingo (Kewa) and San Felipe Pueblos. It predates the metalworking and lapidary techniques practiced by the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni, which were introduced by Europeans.


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