This is a beautiful handcrafted Santo Domingo Necklace by Lita Atencio. This work of art is comprised of Pen Shell Heishi, Sponge Coral and Turquoise.
The Heishi measures approximately 7/16 inch in diameter graduating down to 1/8 inch in diameter. Overall length of this piece is approximately 33 1/4 inches long with a total weight of 51.2 grams.
Lita Atencio, who has pieces at the Heard Museum Shop as well as the Smithsonian Natural Museum of American Indian, lives on the Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico.