Hello and thank you for your interest in our inventory. Today I’m pleased to offer you this BEAUTIFUL par of Santo Domingo - Depression Era Thunderbird Round Earrings. These great earrings are made of turquoise chips, battery casing and plastic. c. 1930-40s.
History of Santo Domingo Depression Era jewelry:
Due to the hardship involved in gathering jewelry making materials during the Depression, artist from Santo Domingo Pueblo would use materials that were readily available or easy to come by. Items such as Battery casings, old vinyl records, red, white and yellow plastic cups, plates, forks, spoons, hair combs & turquoise chips were used into affordable tourist jewelry. Originating in the 1930s, but sold well into the 1950s these pieces are now the focus of museum collections and gallery showings.
GREAT WITH A PAR OF JEANS OR YOU CAN DRESS IT UP FOR THAT SPECIAL OCCASION!
Inventory #: 515SAN20
Earring Size: - 1 3/16"
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition,
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