Historic Santo Domingo Necklace


Great example of an early and traditional Santo Domingo Jacla necklace. The three-strand necklace is constructed of a variety of turquoise stones, including Lone Mountain and Cerrillos, with alternating heishi spacers, interspersed with spiny oyster, white shells, and jet. The 6” long jacla are tied with string, with coral beads at the top, and white shell “corn.” The necklace measures 22” long overall, including the jacla. Circa 1910. From the collection of Jose Reano, former Governor of the Santa Domingo Pueblo. 
Provenance: Estate of Jose Reano to Margaret Kilgore to current owner.

Collection of Jim and Jane Carpenter, Colorado.

Lot 212, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $8,000-12,000.