Santo Domingo Heishi Necklace with Jacla

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Authentic Handmade Santo Domingo
Paul Tenorio 5-Strand Heishi Necklace with Jacla

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Santo Domingo Heishi  Necklace

Lovely 5 strand necklace that is so fine and well strung, it is like liquid stone.

Length
24" to 27" end to end
Stones
Acoma Jet, Turquoise, White Mussel Shell and Coral
Artist
Paul Tenorio, Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo Heishi  and Spiny Oyster nugget Necklace

The necklace can be worn 24-27 inches long because it has an adjustable chain ending.

Santo Domingo Paul Tenorio
5-Strand Heishi Necklace
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Santo Domingo Heishi  Necklace

Five strands meet at a large center bead which is a four layer disc of Acoma Jet, Turquoise, White Mussel Shell, and Acoma Jet.

Below the center disc bead are five loops

The Jacla centerpiece hangs 3" long at the center.

Santo Domingo Heishi  and Spiny Oyster nugget Necklace

Made of Acoma Jet, Turquoise, White Mussel Shell and Coral.

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Paul Tenorio

Paul Tenorio from Santo Domingo Pueblo is best known for his fine heishi necklaces and earrings. He is one of the best. His stringing patterns are recognizable so that it is not only the quality of his handmade heishi which characterizes his work, but also his flair for pattern and color combinations which makes his work unique.

What is a jacla?

Traditionally a heishi necklace would have a secondary pendant (called a jacla, jacloh, or jacklaw) of turquoise tied on. Originally these may have been heishi earrings that were stored with the necklace and tied onto it. Then loops of heishi specific for this purpose were tied onto the lower center of the heishi necklace. A variation of this is a heishi necklace with vertical slab or chunk stones at the center or a layered disc with bead loops hanging from the disc.

What is heishi?

Santo Domingo Pueblo artists are famous for their skill in making hand rolled and cut beads known as heishi. Made from shell, turquoise, and other stones, they are painstakingly cut by hand into delicate beads and strung on necklaces.

Read more about heishi here: All About Heishi.

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