Santo Domingo (Kewa) Jocla Necklace with Turquoise and Spiny Oyster, Contemporary, 26" long (J90106-106-011)

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Turquoise, coral, & spiny oyster necklace. 26" long, joclas are 6" long. Ex Rex Arrowsmith Estate: a long-time Native American trader and art dealer, who owned a shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico "Relics of the Old West," which opened off the Old Santa Fe Trail in 1950. He also participated as a judge at the Santa Fe Indian Market for many years. He also served as president of SWAIA, Southwestern Association for Indian Arts. "Jocla" is the Navajo word for "ear string." It is sometimes also spelled "jacla" or "joclah." The Navajo and Pueblo natives would often wear all their jewelry for safekeeping on their person. So their extra "ear strings" or earrings, were often tied to the bottom of their necklaces. Later, this evolved into a necklace style.
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