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21 Pieces of Turquoise: 8 worked and 13 unworked, (Thle-e-kwa) or earrings

Catalogue Description:
These are delicate earrings made by carving individual shell beads in a technique known as heshi beads. The original heshi beads were made of shells ground into very small, fine beads strung into necklaces. Here, the turquoise is done in a similar manner in addition to the coral.

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