Circa 1880’s Santo Domingo Clam Shell Heishi
This heishi has everything you look for in such an old necklace & ticks all the boxes listed below.
After WW2 power arrived to the Pueblos- When the holes are neat and consistent in stones or heishi, this indicates the piece was worked during the very late 1940’s -> but mostly 1950’s onwards. If it is an earlier necklace the holes will be uneven inverted cones, no two holes will be the same, so always check.
Total length 24″ (61cm)
Materials 3 strands Clam shell, turquoise & white stone
Condition- Robert Bauver cleaned
We have since had it restrung as the existing string was falling apart-
The first image is the repaired necklace.
$ 1,990.00 (USD)