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LEEKYA DEYUSE DOUBLE SIDED CARVED LEAF NECKLACE
 
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Artist: Leekya Deyuse

Circa: 1930's /40'S

Provenance: Collector from AZ

Our Price: $9,500.00

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Product Code: IMM106L
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This beautiful, double sided necklace was hand carved by Zuni master carver, Leekya Deyuse. The 3 leaves, 2 large beads and 8 natural turquoise carved paddles have a lovely pale green color with a light to dark rust/brown matrix. The turquoise is from one of the early finds of the Herget turquoise mine in Cochise county AZ, which was one owned by Trader C.G. Wallace. Each stone was pump drilled. The carved stone has a low luster matt finish. Uniquely crafted silver holders, securely holds 2 of the paddles at the top. One of the paddles broke along the way, but appears to be nicely repaired. The silver beads are also very nice, with a even patina on all. Strung on a cotton cord. The color is really a pretty green, which was hard to get exact in the pictures. Each side has its own unique matrix patterns. Lovely on!!!

The necklace measures 26 1/2" total length. The center leaf measures 2 3/8" long by 1 3/8" wide and is approx. 5/8" thick. The smallest silver/turquoise paddles measure 1 1/8" long by 5/8" and 3/4" wide.

Similar carved necklace with the paddles can be found in the publication: Leekya, Master Carver of Zuni Pueblo/Deborah C. Slaney.

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