Inlayed Melon Shell with Turquoise Necklace, by Mary Tafoya

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Melon Shell and Turquoise Necklace

Shell inlayed with turquoise; finely rolled heishi necklace, strung on flexible, sturdy wire; a more traditional and special piece from Mary Louise.

  • about 19 inches long
  • shell length about 1 314 inches
  • pendant is 1 inch at widest 

Mary Tafoya, Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico)