Santo Domingo (Kewa) 15-Fine-Strand Pinshell Heishi Necklace c. 1930s-40s, 28" length (J7511)
- Circa: 1930-40s
- Size: 28''
39.6 grams, 28" chain length. Each piece of heishi measures approximately 1mm x 2mm (0.03" x 0.07"). The word “heishi” means “shell,” although today it is often used to describe the cut style of beads that are small, flat, disc-shaped. This heishi is very finely cut. Ex Claiborne Lockett (1908-1984) collection. Purchased directly from the family. This is the first time this has been on the market. Clay Lockett was a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Northern Arizona from 1959-1971, purchasing agent for the Museum Shop from the time it opened in 1965, regular judge for Museum shows, appraiser of acquisitions, and one of MNA's most generous donors having given two major collections of Indian paintings, kachina dolls, rugs, jewelry, and pottery. Includes a biography of Mr. Lockett from the museum.