Santo Domingo Thunderbird Necklace
Depression-era Santo Domingo thunderbird necklace. Using bakelite from school-issued combs, and turquoise chips, this jewelry form was a way to continue making a living when silver was too expensive. Consequently, it has become very collectible as a snapshot of the era. This necklace shows great artistry, with a red, black, white and turquoise body set on a black base. The maker used chip and panel turquoise as well as mother of pearl. Necklace is of shell set with four "squash blossom" details on each side. Necklace is 30" long; pendant is a large thunderbird which measures 3.5" x 3.25".
Medium: See notes
Size: Necklace is 30" long; pendant is a large thunderbird which measures 3.5" x 3.25".
Location/Origin: Arizona, New Mexico, Pueblo, Southwest, Zuni
Our Product ID: D2181