Santo Domingo Pueblo thunderbird necklace with gypsum and turquoise. During the Depression the Santo Domingo Indians showed ingenuity during hardship by creating these pieces using salvage plastic, car battery casings, gypsum, and turquoise chips. They would melt down the plastic battery casings to create the backings and adorn them with found materials. These necklaces were made during a very short period of time by a small community of Pueblo Indians. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, in Williamsburg, VA is currently. Featuring an amazing exhibit on these pieces of art. If you’re in the area I highly recommend checking it out. Necklace measures 22 1/2 in length. Thunderbird measures 2″ long X 1 1/2″ wide. The item “Depression Era Santo Domingo Turquoise Thunderbird Necklace” is in sale since Monday, November 21, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Other Vintage Ethnic Jewelry”. The seller is “revelvintage” and is located in Richmond, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Jewelry Type: Necklace, Pendant
- Main Stone: Turquoise
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States