These absolutely stunning 24" - 5 strand necklace was created by Santo Dominog (Kewa) Artist Ramona Bird.
It feature fine white clam shell heishi. This necklace is unique to the artist in that
she dyes the white clam shell in hot tea (a secret method) so you get these fabulous graduated colors.
Weight: 27.8 grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
The literal meaning of heishi is shell and specifically refers to hand cut pieces of shell
which have been drilled and ground into beads and then strung into necklaces.
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 :)