Medium: Turquoise, coral, cotton string
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
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.