Pair of Earrings
Arts of the Americas
Turquoise, coral, cotton string
early 20th century
Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund
These delicate earrings are 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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Manta (She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo)). Pair of Earrings, early 20th century. Turquoise, coral, cotton string, 3 1/4 x 3/16 in. (8.3 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund, 07.467.8454.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 07.467.8454.1.jpg)
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