Santo Domingo Battery Bird Depression Era Necklace with Gypsum beads Turquoise, scrap plastic
A really 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 discard old car batteries. Other scrap plastic materials used in these were sometimes red Dairy Queen silverware, old records and other scrap plastic. These were some of the poorest Native Americans and they learned to make beautiful work with the materials they had available. The 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.
Strand 24 inches
Thunderbird 2.5 inches tall by 2.2 inches wide.
Condition: Its old looks like the original cotton string from the 1930's 40's, it old its worn and has surface abrasions and may eventually need to be restrung although its not falling apart.
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.