Ke-Wa Pueblo Folk Art Artist MARY TAFOYA Whimsical Turquoise Mosaic Bird Pin/Pendant

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Ke-Wa Pueblo Folk Art Artist MARY TAFOYA Whimsical Turquoise Mosaic Bird Pin/Pendant

325.00

**LEARN MORE ABOUT MARY IN THE 'ABOUT THE ARTIST' DROP DOWN**

DESCRIPTION:

This whimsical Folk Art style bird, can't help but put a smile on anyone's face!! Native American turquoise jewelry never looked so happy!! (Or colorful!) 

The mosaic inlaid vivid blue turquoise is from the Kingman mine & is hand cut from the whole rock.It is outlined with white alabaster & black jet & what acts as the tail feather is Mary's signature "Conus Shell" that she uses in most of her pieces & helps to give each piece a very whimsical feel . The white circle that acts as the Bird's eye is a circular cut of bone with a dot of black jet for the pupil, which gives him a more realistic appearance.Each cut is then laid in a blacked epoxy & are backed by a black jet backing..All of the materials are literally all hand cut to create this picturesque piece.

 It is a pin/pendant,but the bale is only suitable for a tiny chain.Most wear these as pins,rather than using it for a pendant,but the choice is yours!!

This cheerful bird is one of a kind,with no 2 alike!! I do have another of these bird pins by Mary but with a different lay out of stone.(See last photo)

 

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DESIGNED & MADE BY ARTIST:Mary Tafoya Exclusively for Plata de Santa Fe Jewelry

TRIBE: Santo Domingo Pueblo (Kewa)

MEASUREMENTS: 3-3/4" Wide x 1-3/4" Tall

WEIGHT: 1.33 Ounces

METAL:Stainless Steel Pin/Pendant

MATERIAL: Kingman Turquoise,Bone,Apple Coral,Serpentine,Conus Shell,Epoxy

BACKING: Black Jet

HALLMARKS:M L TAFOYA with a Butterfly

PLEASE NOTE:

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