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Jeanette Calabaza - Santo Domingo
HN521D - $38 plus s/h
Paula says - "A brilliant necklace made of variegated spiny oyster showing lovely orange, deep red, and white."
What is heishi?
Heishi means shell and in the past, referred to pieces of shell that have been drilled and hand rolled or ground into bead shapes and strung as necklaces. With the reduced availability of some shell materials, the modern Native American artists also use hand made beads of other natural materials including stones when making heishi necklaces.
Read more about heishi here: All About Heishi.