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Mary and Lorenzo Tafoya, Kewa
Kewa Inlay Heishi Necklace
HK Item #N429

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Kewa heishi and inlay tab necklace by Mary and Lorenzo Tafoya

Size
17" end to end
tabs range in length from 7/8" to 1 1/8"
Material
pipestone, turquoise, mother of pearl, jet, gaspeite, shell heishi, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmark
inscribed on back of middle tab: MLT with a butterfly
Artists
Mary and Lorenzo Tafoya, Kewa
Condition
pre-owned, excellent, bright patina; heishi firmly strung; inlay secure; no cracks, chips or missing pieces

Kewa heishi and inlay tab necklace by Mary and Lorenzo Tafoya

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Mary and Lorenzo Tafoya, Kewa
Kewa Inlay Heishi Necklace

N429 - $345 SOLD

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Kewa heishi and inlay tab necklace by Mary and Lorenzo Tafoya

Inlay tabs range in length from 7/8" to 1 1/8"

Kewa heishi and inlay tab necklace by Mary and Lorenzo Tafoya

Inscribed on back of middle tab: MLT with a butterfly.

Kewa heishi and inlay tab necklace by Mary and Lorenzo Tafoya

Sterling silver hood and loop fastener.

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Kewa heishi and inlay tab necklace by Mary and Lorenzo Tafoya

About Pipestone

Pipestone, also known as catlinite, is a form of clay called argillite with a high iron content that colors it a deep red to pale orange. Pipestone was discovered in southwestern Minnesota by the Sioux Indians, who consider it a sacred material and use it to carve pipes and other ceremonial objects. It is easy to carve because of its lack of quartz. Read about stones

The quarries located at Pipestone National Monument are considered sacred to many Native American people. Read more about Sacred Red Pipestone from Minnesota.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewerly and Artifacts

Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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