Santo Domingo Necklace

$ 629.00


During the Depression, the Santo Domingo Indians showed ingenuity during hardship by creating these pieces by collecting plastic utensils, batteries, gypsum, and turquoise chips. They would melt down batteries to create the black backings and Dairy Queen spoons to create a red replacement for coral. The turquoise is genuine, but chips left from previous projects. These necklaces were made during a very short period of time by a small community of Indians.

Material: glass, plastic, turquoise, sterling silver

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Age: 1930s

 

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