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Leah Mata, Northern Chumash

Leah, a member of the Northern Chumash Tribe of California, works as a Traditional Artist creating contemporary living forms of regalia and jewelry, allowing a growing body of appreciative art buyers a unique opportunity to experience Coastal California Indian arts. Her contemporary expressions blend traditional knowledge and deep studies of cultural resources. Through Leah's creations, the wider world may more closely consider vital environmental and cultural policies concerning one of the most beautiful and vibrant landscapes in the world.

Long Dentalium Traditional Dangle Earrings, by Leah Mata

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Descending Circles Abalone Earrings, by Leah Mata

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Basket Design Black Pine Nut and Red Abalone Necklace, by Leah Mata

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'Jennifer's Necklace,' by Leah Mata

$350.00
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Dentalium, Black Beads and Abalone Long Choker Necklace, by Leah Mata

$300.00
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