This is a Santo Domingo Thunderbird necklace. It is on the original string. The string has broken at the top, but all of the beads etc are present. With a couple of clasps it could be put back together. Also one of the tabs is missing a red piece.
And, on the Thunderbird the end of one of the white pieces at the top of the wing is missing. The Thunderbird measures 2" high by 1 7/8" wide. The tabs range in size from 3/4" to 1". The total length of the necklace is 22.In the late 20s when traditional jewelry making materials became scarce, Santo Domingo artists turned to such materials as car battery casings, broken phonograph records and bright colored celluloid from combs and other household goods. By the 1930s, many Santo Domingo artists had developed a whole new style of folk-art jewelry made of found materials, sun-bleached animal bone, local gypsum, tiny chips of turquoise and modern plastics. The materials were gathered on rangelands, trash dumps, salvage yards and dime stores. Whole families took part in the making of these whimsical colorful necklaces. And, the creation of these necklace became a new economic enterprise for the pueblo. Tourists travelling on the route 66 loved these necklaces. We guarantee all of our Native American Indian items to be AUTHENTIC American Indian traditional arts. To see more vintage Native American jewelry. The item "Rare Old Santo Domingo Pueblo Indian Thunderbird Necklace 1940s Folkart" is in sale since Sunday, January 17, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Native American (pre-1935)". The seller is "gwhitetrading" and is located in Sedona, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Germany, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.