Santo Domingo heishi necklace

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Santo Domingo heishi necklace

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olive shell, hand-cut beads

circa 28" long

excellent condition

circa 1970s-1980s

$950.

(mc1993)

 

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The term "heishi" refers to shell beads that are strung into a necklace. The shells in this necklace were hand-drilled and ground into very finely shaped and even-sized disks. Strung together and tied off in a traditional way, the necklace has a silky feel.