Kewa "Folk Art" Artist MARY TAFOYA Whimsical Colorful Mosaic 4 Panel Necklace

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Kewa "Folk Art" Artist MARY TAFOYA Whimsical Colorful Mosaic 4 Panel Necklace

1,095.00 1,350.00

Mary definitely let her artistic imagination go when she designed this  panel necklace, that is fun,joyous,super colorful & where each are designed with a very abstract,funky feel & all possess their own wonderful character!

Each are made while maintaining traditional Kewa mosaic techniques of cutting just like she was taught,but with a 21st century uniqueness.They are made with a deliberate irregularity of free form cut, inlaid stone that adds to it's colorful & very whimsical looking layout..She used stones & shells that are known to most Santo Domingo jewelry,plus more.Like any artist,you 'draw' what comes to mind,without sometimes a plan & with Mary,she just starts the design working with her materials & works her magic till they come together!!

The panels are drilled horizontally  & are strung on 8 mm Kingman turquoise roundel beads.& finalized with a sterling hook & eye closure.The mosaic has a black Jet backing

**I have listed a 5 panel necklace by this wonderful artisan,along with large pendant size earrings**(Please see last photo)

Bio in Woman's Jewelry drop down,click on "About the Artist"

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DESIGNED & MADE BY ARTIST:Mary Tafoya

TRIBE: Santo Domingo Pueblo (Kewa)

WEARABLE LENGTH:16"( Can make longer by getting an extender)

WEIGHT: 4.6 Ounces

METAL:Sterling(Closures)

EACH MOSAIC AVERAGE MEASUREMENT : 3" Tall Range & from as wide as 1-5/8" to 1-3/8" Wide

MATERIAL: Conus Shell tops, (& in some panels) Bone,Kingman Turquoise,Mother of Pearl,Pilot Mountain Turquoise,Lapis,Jasper,Apple Coral,Serpentine,Butternut Squash Serpentine,Rhodonite,Green Nevada Turquoise,Mother of Pearl,Pipestone,Lepidolite(Purple Shimmery stone) 

BACKING: Black Jet

HALLMARKS:M L TAFOYA with a Butterfly (on back of each mosaic section)

PLEASE NOTE:

BECAUSE THIS IS MADE WITH HUMAN HANDS & NOT COMMERCIAL MANUFACTURING MACHINES,THERE MAY BE SLIGHT VARIATIONS.