Pair of Earrings


Medium: Turquoise, coral, cotton string

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 3 1/4 x 3/16 in. (8.3 x 0.5 cm)


Museum Location: Great Hall, South, 1st floor


Accession Number: 07.467.8454.1a-b

Catalogue Description:
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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