This Santo Domingo (Kewa) ankle bracelet is 8 1/2" long with a lobster clasp. It was made by Artist Jeannette Calabaza.
It features purple with yellow spiny oyster fine dark brown heishi between the shells.
Weight: 5.5 grams on my scale
The pieces range from about 3/16" to 1/4" wide.
I placed a quarter there for scale.
The literal meaning of heishi is shell and specifically refers to pieces of shell which have been drilled and ground into beads and then strung into necklaces. more information on this fascinating subject can be found on the internet
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift! Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)