This bold 1930s Thunderbird Native American necklace boasts a mélange of materials for a distinctive look.
During the Great Depression, stones and silver were scarce and Native American artisans turned to non-traditional materials—plastic, bits and pieces of found objects; the resulting works were sold to tourists and, like this 1930s Thunderbird necklace, are treasured today for their rarity. Handcrafted with gypsum heishi beads, each hand cut and drilled, and tabs of Cerrillos turquoise, it is centered with a thunderbird handcrafted with a mosaic of Cerrillos turquoise and red and black plastic. Spring ring clasp. One of a kind. Made in USA. Exclusive. 19"L. Bird 1-3/4"L x 1-1/4"W; bowties 1"L.