Massive fetish necklace?

Hey y’all! I’ve been gone for a while but I’m back!

I recently bought this fetish necklace that I have too many questions about. Is is authentic? Is it Zuni because of the carved birds? or Santo Domingo because of the Heishe? The birds range from 1 to 2 inches each. Age? Type of turquoise?


Welcome back! I noticed that I hadn’t seen anything from you for a long time.

Glad to see you’re back. Your finds are great and I enjoy your posts they are always so informative.

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Welcome back! I never thought to ask if it was Santo Domingo, interesting? I think of this as being Zuni and being really nice. It looks like it has some age, possibly 1970s. You usually do identifying by style of carving. We get some big birds from Dinah Gasper but she has a different style. You are going to have to go through some old books.

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