Spiny Oyster Shell Hoops with Jacla, Kewa Pueblo

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• Size: 3.75" long by 1" wide at it's widest.
• Origin: Kewa Pueblo (Santo Domingo Pueblo), New Mexico
• Material: Spiny Oyster Shell, Sterling Silver
• Packaging: Gift Box and Story Card

These large earrings are from Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico The shape is similar to pieces made more than a thousand years ago by the Anasazi. The jacla is an ancient style. The word “jacla” in the Navajo language means “ear string” and referred to the two loops of stone. The loops were worn as earrings during special occasions and ceremonies and tied a necklace when not in use. Tabular pieces at the bottom of each jacla represent “corn”.