SOLD Great 1970s Shell Heishi Earrings
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Handcrafted, Native American made, circa 1970, these fantastic little earrings are hand carved shell heist stacks, with a small natural turquoise nugget and carved bird fetish.
1.7cm (bird) x 4.5cm (excluding hook)
Shell, Sterling Silver, Turquoise
Spectacular vintage condition!! Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste.
About this Piece
What is Heishi?
'Heishi' is the Santo Domingo word for 'shell'. The term refers to fine, hand rolled small disk beads made of shells, corals or ground and polished stones. The name and beads are made by the native Pueblo People of New Mexico in the RIo Grande pueblos.