A necklace I have become obsessed with. Found in an estate sale of an 80- year cleanout, I do not know when this was made. I do know it is made of heishi beads- shell- and that in Zuni and Navajo tradition the birds are made as protectors of the wearer.
I've seen a lot of similar bird fetish necklaces but none so perfectly fitting around the neck as this one.
16.5 inches long, each bird is 1.5 inches long.