Southwestern Santo Domingo-style jewelry is not only beautiful but almost baffling. This vibrant ‘40s-era vintage battery bird necklace was crafted from tiny turquoise scraps, bits of gypsum, and various found resins and plastics. Crafted in the traditional style, it's centered by a colorful bird accented by a series of triangular tabs on a strand of beads. The resourcefulness of these post-war jewelry artisans is nothing short of remarkable. As they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure!
materials: gypsum, turquoise, found objects
dimensions: length: 26", ornament: 1 3/4" x 2 1/2"
weight: 46 grams
nice vintage condition
light wear from ethnographic use
All returns on jewelry are subject to exchange or store credit
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