This piece was handcrafted in rawhide by Cochiti Pueblo artist Dominic Arquero.
Add a bold accent to your everyday style with these unique earrings, or wear this elegant design for more formal occasions. These earrings measure 2 1/2" long by 3/4" wide and will come with a certificate of authenticity.
- Earrings handcrafted by Dominic Arquero Cochiti Pueblo
- Sterling silver hooks
- Hand painted
- Shepherd’s hook ear wires
- Earrings measure L: 2-1/2" X W: 3/4"
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
Handcrafted works of Native American art require special care. For more information about proper care and cleaning, please read our Care Guide.
About the Artist
Hailing from Cochiti Pueblo, Dominic was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and received his formal education at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he majored in two-dimensional arts. He received his bachelor's degree in visual arts with a minor in political science at the University of Art and Design. He later became an art instructor at schools in Santa Fe and the District of Columbia. Dominic has participated in many art shows as well as special art exhibitions in Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, California, Arizona, and throughout New Mexico. He has received many top awards since 1975 and has been included in various art publications. Dominic serves as board member, president, and co-chair on such prestigious organizations as the Santa Fe Council for the Arts and the Native American Artist Association, Inc.
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