Manta (She-we-na (Zuni Pueblo)). <em>Pair of Earrings</em>, early 20th century. Turquoise, coral, cotton string, 3 1/4 x 3/16 in. (8.3 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1907, Museum Collection Fund, 07.467.8454.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 07.467.8454.1.jpg)

Pair of Earrings


Medium: Turquoise, coral, cotton string

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

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



Accession Number: 07.467.8454.1a-b

Image: 07.467.8454.1.jpg,

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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