Native American Jewelry-Santo Domingo/Kewa Pueblo-Small Sterling Silver Tufa Cast Kiva Step Design Earrings-Dino Garcia
Native American Jewelry - 100% Authentic Santo Domingo/Kewa Jewelry - Sterling Silver square shaped Tufa Cast earrings with a Kiva Step design. Sterling Silver ear wires.
Artist: Dino Garcia
Size: 1 1/8" long (including ear wire) Tufa piece is 1/2" square
In the late 1800’s Navajo artisans developed casting from tufa stone for jewelry making. Tufa jewelry molds are hand-carved from tufa stone - a porous volcanic stone found in the American Southwest. Tufa stone is fragile and molds often only produce one piece of jewelry. If a mold lasts and is used more than once, the next pieces of jewelry to come from the mold will have variations from the first piece because of stone disintegration. Tufa stone is porous and jewelry cast from tufa stone produces a distinctive look. Each piece of tufa jewelry is a unique one-of-a-kind work of art.
Collector card included.
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