Description: This is a great piece that is made by Santo Domingo (Kewa) artist, Kenneth Aguilar. It features natural spiny oyster shell . Kenneth Aguilar is known for multi-strand necklace designs. Each bead is hand-cut, drilled and polished from natural spiny oyster shell.
As a child, Kenneth learned bead making from his parents. He trained at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe from 1967 to 1971. He and his wife, Angie, have been making jewelry for over forty years. They use the best stones and their necklaces are known for their elegance and perfection. Their work is found in many museum collections (Heard Museum).
This piece is from an estate that collected Native American art for the last 50 years. This piece is made ca. 2000
Material: Spiny Oyster Shell, Turquoise
Dimensions: 28 inches long
Weight (in grams): 255.5