Kevin Ray Garcia Nacozari Graduated Turquoise Heishi Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
Kevin Ray Garcia Nacozari Graduated Turquoise Heishi Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
Kevin Ray Garcia Nacozari Graduated Turquoise Heishi Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
Kevin Ray Garcia Nacozari Graduated Turquoise Heishi Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
Kevin Ray Garcia Nacozari Graduated Turquoise Heishi Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
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Kevin Ray Garcia Nacozari Graduated Turquoise Heishi Necklace

Item Number: 128323
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Santo Domingo Pueblo artist Kevin Ray Garcia has created a unique necklace that complements modern fashion while carrying on Santo Domingo Pueblo's distinguished legacy of jewelry-making using highly desired Nacozari Turquoise carefully cut into heishi beads. Nacozari Turquoise originates from a copper mine in Sonora, Mexico. The turquoise can be found in colors ranging from bright sky blue to deep navy blue.

In Santo Domingo Pueblo, bead-making has been a central part of life for centuries. These beads are known as “heishi,” which means “shell” in the Santo Domingo language, Keres. Most heishi beads are rolled into smooth flat discs, but heishi can refer to any small beads that have been made by hand. Heishi may be the oldest form of jewelry in New Mexico, and necklaces with similar bead styles have been found in the Ancestral Pueblo sites of Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde.

Necklace measures16" long and graduated width from 1/8" to 1/4", with a 4" extender with lobster claw closure. Comes with certificate of authenticity.

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