Depression Era Santo Domingo Battery Bird Earrings with Chip Inlay Turquoise
Santo Domingo Thunderbird Earrings from the 1930s- 1940s these match the Battery Bird Necklaces I have listed. A classic Thunderbird design earring made by the Santo Domingo Indians in the 30's - 40s, made of scrap plastic and chip inlay Turquoise. These depression era earrings are made from discarded scrap plastic from old car batteries, 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. Like all pieces of this age these have gotten very difficult to find. These are shown with a Vintage Resistol Open Road hat from the 1950s.
Size: Thunderbird 1 inches tall by 3/4 inche wide
Condition: Good condition with modern loops, 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.