Kevin Ray Garcia White Melon Shell and Jet Single Strand Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
Kevin Ray Garcia White Melon Shell and Jet Single Strand Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
Kevin Ray Garcia White Melon Shell and Jet Single Strand Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
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Kevin Ray Garcia White Melon Shell Necklace

Item Number: 125417
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Description
This one-of-a-kind necklace handcrafted by Santo Domingo Pueblo artist Kevin Ray Garcia with great skill and craftsmanship. This versatile and unique necklace represents many hours of labor and great skill to create. White melon shell and jet have been carefully cut into heishi beads and paired in a beautiful pattern that highlights the neckline. 

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.

Necklace measures 17-1/4" long by 1/4" wide with lobster claw closure. Comes with certificate of authenticity.

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