|Santo Domingo Indians
The Santo Domingos are very well
known for there bead jewelry and
especially turquoise bead jewelry.
They are the leading producer of
the sliced handmade flat circular
beads known as heishi. Some heishi
necklaces contain over 10,000
beads so finely cut they look like
strands of hair.
Other than Santo Domingo beads,
its artists are also famous for
inlaid pieces, often featuring
turquoise on shell bases, and for
slab jewelry of both genuine and
chalk (reconstituted) gemstone,
mainly turquoise tab earrings.
Santo Domingo jewelry made today
is very similar to Anasazi jewelry
foundin digs at Chaco Canyon and
Some of the jewelry found in these digs is more than a thousand years
old.Santo Domingo jewelry is famous for its hand-rolled turquoise heishi
beads. These Beads are very fine, some of the best heishi on the market.
The Santo Domingo Pueblo is located near the located near the original
Cerrillos turquoise mines, and the people have a distinguished history of
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