Zuni 3-Strand Multi-Stone Animal Fetish and Heishi Necklace, c. 1960s, 29" length (J91620A-0221-010)
- Circa: 1960s
- Size: 29''
82.2g, 29" total length. Stones include turquoise, catlinite, jet, serpentine, coral, mother of pearl, abalone, and olive shell heishi. The word "heishi" means "shell," although today it is often used to describe the cut style of beads which are small, flat, disc-shapes. Acquired from the collection of well-known silversmith and goldsmith, Frank Patania, Jr. Patania acquired this necklace from Oscar Branson around 1970-80.