Paul Tenorio made this three strand, hand-rolled necklace with heishi, turquoise, jet and red beads. To make it, he chipped out each piece, drilled a hole through each one, strung the chips on wire and then rolled, and rolled, and rolled them until they are all the same width. There is nothing quite like hand-rolled Kewa beads!
Size: 22" in length
Many of the Pueblos in New Mexico took on Spanish names after colonization and are now taking back their original names. Kewa Pueblo is the traditional name of the place and the people. It was known as Santo Domingo Pueblo for many, many years.