1970'S Vintage~ KE-WA Pueblo ~Perfectly Graduated~ Nevada Turquoise~ Hand Cut Heishi Necklace~ 30" Long

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1970'S Vintage~ KE-WA Pueblo ~Perfectly Graduated~ Nevada Turquoise~ Hand Cut Heishi Necklace~ 30" Long

795.00

This was purchased in the 1970’s on the Santa Fe Plaza & was made & sold by a Santo Domingo Pueblo (Ke-Wa) artist.

DESCRIPTION:
This is a real keeper & it is very obvious that this artist was a veteran skilled master cutter! It is made with a perfect graduation,which is not easy to do & takes someone skilled to do it & when you find heishi so precisely made,you got a winner.
The turquoise looks to be from Nevada & is the most beautiful aqua/teal color with earthy brown matrix that gives it,its beauty & rich contrasts.

This time consuming process begins with,each disk being cut from the whole rock & then cut into squares,which are then rounded off into beads.Each then are hand drilled. There is variation in thickness,with some disks being wider than others,but has nothing to do with the perfect diameter size.

It is strung on sinew thread & ends with patinated sterling cones, that I do not believe in polishing.This also validates it's age.
If you zoom in on the photos,you will notice a tiny section with Pipestone (Maroon color) & Black Jet toward the closure.I believe this may be the artists hallmark (?) 

It is nice & long & really says so much on it's own!! Will beautifully compliment any Native American jewelry collection!!

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ARTIST: UNKNOWN
LENGTH: 30"
WEIGHT: 4.1 OUNCES (118 GRAMS)
TURQUOISE: NEVADA TURQUOISE
TURQUOISE SIZE: FROM AS SMALL AS 4 MM TO AS LARGE AS 18 MM RANGE (25 MM =1") 
OTHER MATERIALS: PIPESTONE & BLACK JET
METAL: STERLING
STRUNG ON: SINEW THREAD
CONDITION: PRE-OWN~WELL KEPT
CLOSURE: HOOK & EYE
CIRCA: 1970'S