Wonderful Balochi multi-strand necklace. These necklaces are strung and restrung generation to generation incorporating new beads with old beads and newly found old beads. They are a combination of glass and plastic beads but primarily glass. A wide variety of beads can be found in these necklaces. Some are quite old and some may be valuable.
17.5" long closes with a cowry shell and loop closure. The cowry shell is so thick and substantial, the likes of which I haven't seen on more recent pieces.
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These earrings are an homage to corn! Mexicans call themselves the "children of corn," descendants of people whose religious pantheon included three corn gods. Cornstalks were common patterns in ancient Mexican art and persist today in popular art. Between the Guatemalan and U.S. borders grow at least 32 varieties of corn, each with various sub-varieties, developed in response to climate and soil differences.
Sterling silver. About 1.5 inches long. Approx 7 grams.
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