Santo Domingo Pueblo Ke'Wa 'FOLK ART"Artist MARY TAFOYA Whimsical Colorful Mosaic Earrings

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Santo Domingo Pueblo Ke'Wa 'FOLK ART"Artist MARY TAFOYA Whimsical Colorful Mosaic Earrings

425.00

A LITTLE ABOUT MARY:

Born at the Santo Domingo Pueblo,where she continues to live,Mary couldn't escape the Pueblo's known "art of mosaic".Both her mother & father created mosaic pieces many years ago & were one's who did the old(And now very collectible) Thunderbird necklaces,where they used battery casings &LP's for their backings,which now black Jet has taken its place.Mary is also the sister of my good friend & another collectible mosaic artist,"Jolene Bird".

Mary takes this ancient art of mosaic into a more contemporary 21st style,while staying very traditional in technique & has taken her art, where no one else has,with her signature identity having a heavy "Folk Art" feel, that is colorful,happy & very whimsical.And just like any 'true' artist,No 2 are created alike..Mary creates only when her spirit,having a clear mind,her hands & all other creative juices are in sync..Once you see her art,you will never forget it,since she has her own style, that belongs to only her.

 

DESCRIPTION:

Each & every piece is taken from it's rawest form & then cut,drilled,inlaid by Mary..I am always impressed how she can take the shape of a shell, (whether small or large) & use those shapes to create these unimaginable designs! The colors,the cuts,the shapes make these earrings astoundingly gorgeous!! Using the curl of her signature 'conus' shell,each as the border for the bright blue Kingman turquoise interior chip inlay style..

Helping to make the blue come to life, are tear drop shapes with a tri-color mosaic pattern filled with  gorgeous pieces of blue green Nevada turquoise that looks like it was Pilot Mountain or Blue Gem,then followed by a mustard yellow color "Butternut Squash Serpentine" & finally a bright orange orange Spiny Oyster shell.

These are some killer earrings that no doubt, if they were in a shop window, would make me go in to check them out!! They are absolutely breathtaking & a real personal favorite!

These statement earrings will pair with designer clothing as they will with 'unconventional' apparel,much more than you may realize!

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ARTIST:Mary Tafoya

TRIBE: Santo Domingo Pueblo~Ke-Wa

COMBINED WEIGHT: 38.1 GRAMS( 1.34 Ounces)

MEASUREMENTS: 2-5/8" X 1-7/8"

MATERIALS: Kingman Turquoise,Conus Shell,Nevada blue-green turquoise,Butternut Squash Serpentine,Spiny Oyster Shell

BACKING:Black Jet

EAR STYLE: Post (come with jumbo sterling ear nuts)

HALLMARK: "ML Tafoya" with a Butterfly

To some these may seem a bit heavy & because of this,you may want to check out a product I carry called,"LOBE WONDERS" that are perfect when your wearing a heftier earring.They help to take the weight off the ear & places the weight of the earring on the adhesive tape they are made of. Click on Womans Jewelry,then click on 'other'