Vintage Zuni Native American Carved Multi-Stone Multi-Color Beaded Animal Long Necklace #c699

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Vintage Zuni Native American Carved Multi-Stone Multi-Color Beaded Animal Long Necklace #c699
This is a wonderful handmade Zuni fetish necklace! The necklace features an array of carved semi-precious stone animals, carved tube beads and semi-precious stone, freeform nuggets that are interspersed with sections of black lip shell heishi beads. There are carved owls, birds, bears, fish, frogs and other animals throughout the necklace strand. Stones used in the necklace are coral, turquoise, black onyx, mother of pearl, jasper and many others. The necklace terminates with black lip shell heishi beads where the necklace goes around the back of the neck and closes with a hook and eye closure. It's such a beautiful and colorful piece!

The necklace measures about 26 inches long and the heishi shell sections are about 3mm wide. The animals vary widely in size, with the largest measuring approximately 1 1/4 inches wide. The necklace is unsigned which is common for these old Zuni pieces.

This is such a marvelous necklace! With its wonderful colors, it could be worn with most any outfit. It would really stand out on white, and I think it would look fabulous worn with a crisp white tee, nice jeans and lots of silver bangles. It would make a fantastic gift for the Native American jewelry collector and a great addition to a Zuni jewelry collection. The necklace is in very good vintage condition. Many of the beads in this necklace exhibit striations and openings that are inherent to natural stones. Being very old, some of the beads in the necklace may have chipped areas, although most of them of just fine. There's nothing here that detracts from the beauty of this gorgeous old handmade necklace!

SIGNED: UNSIGNED

SIZE: NECKLACE-APPROX 26 INCHES LONG AND 3MM WIDE (WIDTH OF THE HEISHI SHELL BEADS) AND LARGEST BEADS ARE APPROX 1 1/4 INCHES WIDE 

WEIGHT: 30.7 GRAMS

CONDITION: VERY GOOD, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. MANY BEADS EXHIBIT STRIATIONS AND OPENINGS THAT ARE INHERENT TO NATURAL STONES. THE NECKLACE IS VERY OLD AND THERE MAY BE CHIPPED AREA TO SOME OF THE BEADS. 

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