Colorful bird and tab necklace by Santo Domingo Pueblo artist Mary Tafoya.
Black plastic is the base for overlay of hand cut stones: turquoise and shell.
Contemporary take on the old Depression era jewelry from that Pueblo.
16 tabs are 1 1/2" wide, on Santo Domingo turquoise beads, drop length is 16".
The Thunderbird is 3" tall by 2 1/4" wide.
Purchased from Mary at the Indian Market in 2015.