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KEWA PUEBLO DEPRESSION ERA NECKLACE WITH EARRINGS*ON HOLD*
KEWA PUEBLO DEPRESSION ERA NECKLACE WITH EARRINGS
 
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Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1920's to 1930's
Our Price: $500.00

Product Code: CLR827
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During the 1920s and 1930s, when the Depression-era was hitting the New Mexico Pueblo Indians hard, the (Kewa) Santo Domingo Pueblo Indians became very resourceful and began producing jewelry from whatever material they could find. One particular folk art creation they produced has become a very collectible item: the Depression-era necklace.

This necklace was made from several “found materials.” The beads were most commonly made from bone, with the black backing from the thick RCA Victor records or sometimes automotive battery casings, the red from toothbrush handles, Dairy Queen spoons or something similar, and the turquoise chips always being genuine. They were most often in the squash blossom style, with tabs protruding from the sides and a bird pendant at the bottom. The bird measures 2 7/8" long by 2 1/2" wide, with the overall necklace measuring 34" long including a 5 1/2" leather at the back of the necklace. The earrings measure 1 1/4" long by 1" wide and are on silver screw back wires.

This one is typical of the style and offers matching earrings. It is in excellent condition.



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