Kewa Mosaic Inlay Earrings
Kewa Mosaic Inlay Earrings

Kewa Mosaic Inlay Earrings

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We love these earrings by Kewa Pueblo jeweler, Lupita Calabaza!  She made them asymetrical, a bit different from one another.  The inlaid stones are jet, apple coral, mother of pearl and turquoise, all inlaid onto the jet back.  They dangle from sterling silver wires.

Size: 2.5" H x .75" W

Mosaic Inlay Jewelers from Kewa Pueblo have been creating mosaic inlay jewelry for over a thousand years.  Some of the ancient Kewa jewelry can seem quite modern in their designs.  The stones, and/or shell, are cut into shapes which are then put together like a puzzle on a backing.  The backing can be shell, jet, or other materials like records or sheets of plastic which was done during times when materials were hard to come by.  Prior to colonization and the use of metals in Native American jewelry making, the earrings were hung on handmade string.