1930s Depression Era Santo Domingo Battery Bird Necklace 22 inch with Turquoise Chip Inlay White Gyp
A beautiful example of a Santo Domingo Battery Bird Necklace from the 1930s to 1940s. These depression era necklaces are sometimes referred to as Battery Birds because the scrap black plastic on the back came from discarded old car batteries. Other scrap plastic materials used in these were sometimes red Dairy Queen plastic silverware, old records and other scrap plastic. These were some of the poorest Native Americans during the depression and they learned to make beautiful work with the materials they had available. A classic Thunderbird designed pendant made by the Santo Domingo indians in the 1930's - 1940s its made of hand made white gypsum beads, scrap plastic and chip inlay Turquoise. Also have two sets of earrings which would compliment this pendant see the other listings.
These are worn by both women and men although it's shown on a vintage Pendleton Shirt from the 1940s.
Strand 22 inches
Thunderbird 2 inches tall by 1.65 inches wide
Condition: Its has been restrung on modern nylon cord, it old its worn and has surface abrasions see photos.
Shipping USA: This item will ship by Priority Mail "Insured" in the USA 1 pounds.
Shipping International: Shipped by Priority Mail International 1 pounds "Insured". The full insured value will be stated on all customs forms and foreign buyers are responsible for all import duties and or taxes so keep that in mind before you purchase.