Kewa Pueblo Mosaic Earrings
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Kewa Pueblo jeweler, Veronica Tortalita, made these striking earrings with jet, apple coral, and abalone inlaid onto jet backs. The abalone shimmers, giving it a nice touch.
Size: 2" H x .675" 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.