Very briefly in the early 20th century, the Pueblo Deco style appeared as a exciting fusion of Native American arts with Art Deco design -- sometimes inclulding a hint of the Egyptian Revival style popular at the same time, when Tut's treasures first toured the world.
The legacy of Pueblo Deco is largely architectural, including such cultural iconss as Albuquerque's KiMo Theatre. Antique jewels of this type are very rare and highly collectible. Among them, this necklace is the finest I've ever seen -- truly museum-quality. It was undoubtedly handcrafted by a Native American artisan in New Mexico during the 1920s, when 'The Land of Enchantment' was popularized by its burgeoning arts communities, enterprising hoteliers and the Santa Fe Railroad. Collected then by a visitor from Texas, this treasure subsequently lay in a bank vault for 80+ years - emerging like new, to our good fortune.
Almost 4" wide including fringe, it's made of beads with a lovely heft -- heavy enough to drape beautifully. As you move, it follows the natural curves of your neck and shoulders like a second skin. To show off its exquisite beading all around, go strapless or wear a wide neckline and put your hair up. You'll be breathtaking, whether coming or going.
Beaded necklaces of collar or bib form often sell elsewhere online for $400 to $500 and those lack the rarity of Pueblo Deco jewels, so ours represents a superb investment value -- especially at this great sale price.
There's no charge for insured U.S. delivery, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and beautiful gift-wrap is always free on request. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!