Handcrafted by Navajo artist Irene Franklin Willeto, this heishi style bead necklace is a classic and stylish representation of an ancient art.
Chinese turquoise and shell beads are interspersed in this elegant 6-strand heishi necklace. Features small pin shell bead, spaced between disc shaped polished turquoise bead. This combination creates a bold contrast against the traditional wax wrapped neck band.
It is a sophisticated and classic piece taking dozens of hours to complete, and complements modern fashion. An heirloom piece to be cherished for generations to come.
Necklace measures 40" long and 1" wide with wax wrap neck band. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
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