Check out this unique one-of-a-kind folksy bird pin/pendant handmade by Kewa artist Mary Tafoya! Mary Tafoya creates fabulous contemporary works of art. Her colorful abstract jewelry has become a favorite of many Native American jewelry lovers.
This hand made mosaic inlaid bird featuring a turquoise beak is outlined with white alabaster and black jet. It measures 3-1/2 inch long by 1-3/4 inch tall and will handle a chain up to 1/8 inch and weighs 36 grams. She has attached a pin and necklace bail so the bird can be used in either mode.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Hallmarked by the artist. Certificate of Authenticity and gift box included with your purchase.
About the artist: Mary Tafoya learned her jewelry making techniques from her parents, by helping them string beads. She says that the old style Thunderbird necklaces inlaid on battery casings or records, that were sold during the depression era along highways or on the plaza in Santa Fe were the inspiration for her work. Using natural stones, shells and turquoise, her designs are free form inlay where no two pieces are alike. Sometimes due to the detail of her work, people think her designs are painted, but they are in fact the natural colors of her materials that have been intricately inlaid. Her unique designs are extremely popular.
I am a member in good standing of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA). As an IACA member, I promise to promote, preserve and protect authentic American Indian arts and crafts. This insures the authenticity of the jewelry I sell and protects your investment.