Handcrafted Heishi Jewelry from Santo Domingo

Native Americans in the Southwest have been wearing beaded jewelry for centuries. The beaded tradition is most closely associated with Santo Domingo Pueblo, known for creating beautiful shell and gemstone beads by hand. These beads are called “heishi,” which means “shell” in the Santo Domingo language Keres. Necklaces with similar bead styles have been found in the ancestral Puebloan sites Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, and heishi may be the oldest form of jewelry in New Mexico. Traditionally, heishi beads are smooth flat discs, but today the term is used to refer to any small beads that are strung together.

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  • Ray D. Garcia Tyrone Turquoise Heishi Necklace
    Ray Garcia Single Strand Tyrone Turquoise Heishi Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • Kevin Ray Garcia White Clam Shell Heishi Necklace with Jacla
    Kevin Ray Garcia White Clam Shell Heishi Necklace with Jacla-Indian Pueblo Store
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    $ 1,900.00
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  • Kevin Ray Garcia Apple Coral and Turquoise Necklace
    Kevin Ray Garcia Apple Coral and Turquoise Choker Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
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    $ 282.00
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  • Isaac Valenzuela Spider Web Turquoise Heishi Necklace
    Issac Valenzuela Spider Web Turquoise Heishi Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
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    $ 360.00
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  • John and Mary Aguilar Santo Domingo Lion's Paw Drop Necklace
    John and Mary Aguilar Santo Domingo Lion's Paw Drop Necklace - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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    $ 405.00
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  • Rodney Coriz Thunderbird Necklace
    Rodney Coriz Thunderbird Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
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    $ 670.00
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