Crushed Turquoise Earrings
These earrings came out of recent estate sale & it appears the lady has never worn them. Cotton wood is very light and the Zuni artisans would utilise all the left over turquoise chips by adhering to the cotton wood with pine pitch, an early form of natural glue.
Overall length including hook 2″ (5cm)
Length not including hook 1 1/8″ (2.9cm)
Width at widest point 7/8″ (2.3cm)
Materials- Cotton wood, pine pitch & silver
Weight of each earring-4.77 grams
$ 495.00 (USD)