Charlene and Frank Reano Santo Domingo Mosaic Barrel Heishi Necklace

Item No: 7327

$ 375.00

  • This single-strand heishi necklace with mosaic inlay was handcrafted by Charlene and Frank Reano of San Felipe and Santo Domingo Pueblos.

    The Reanos have inlaid a small barrel pendant, and a single bead as their hallmark. This versatile and unique necklace represents many hours of labor and precision craftsmanship, and many years of jewelry-making experience.

    This one-of-a-kind necklace features white melon shell, pipestone, turquoise, spiny oyster shell, lapis, jet, sugilite, and serpentine.
  • p>Charlene Reano of San Felipe Pueblo is married to Frank Reano of Santo Domingo Pueblo. They are well-known for creating inlaid earrings and bracelets, and necklaces that have the appearance of intricate, colorful tiles – a mosaic of rich colors and patterns.

    The type of inlay work created by the Reanos have a revered history dating back to their Ancestral Puebloan (formerly referred to as Anasazi) ancestors. Stunning earrings and pendants have been unearthed from ancient dwellings – extraordinary pieces made by patient hands a thousand years ago.

    Charlene says, "My inspiration stems from the jewelry worn during the traditional dances. I take pride in my work, and strive to continue to grow in my designs, and within my own spirit."

    Charlene's intricate work has been recognized with ribbons and awards at Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts and Craft Show, and the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market.

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