Santo Domingo Jackla Turquoise and Spiny Shell Heishi Earrings
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A Santo Domingo artist created these impressive turquoise and spiny shell Jackla loop earrings. The beautiful Turquoise heishe beads are finished with Spiny Shell. The Spiny Shell at the bottom has been cut in the shape of corn which represents abundance. Santo Domingo artisans have been creating heishi (hee-shee) beads for over 1,000 years. Heishi beads are discs of shell or turquoise that have been ground into smooth barrel shapes, then drilled and strung to create beautiful, smooth flexible tubes of stones. Santo Domingo heishi is world renowned for its fineness in materials and workmanship. The Santo Domingo Pueblo is located near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- Measurements: 4" in length including french wire