Mimbres Turtle Design -- Hand Painted Necklace

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Mimbres Turtle Design -- Hand Painted Necklace
Item: JB-028A-MIM

Mimbre Turtle Design -- Hand Painted Lentil Bead Set.  This lovely necklace features a hand made porcelain lentil focal that is hand painted with underglazes in a Mimbres Turtle design.  This striking bead is accompanied with hand made black and white porcelain rounds and closes with a sterling silver toggle clasp.

From around 200 A.D. to about 1150 A.D. a group of farmers lived along the banks of the Mimbres river in southwestern New Mexico.  Near the end of this time around 1000 to 1100 A.D. they began to make the beautiful black and white design pottery which they are known for. This pottery is distinctive in its intricate geometric designs with fine lines and stylized figures of animals, humans and bugs.  After about 1150 A.D. their villages were abandoned and no more of their pottery is found.

Size:  The necklace is 22 inches long.   The focal lentil is 1 2/8 inch (35mm) diameter.  The black rounds are 10mm the white rounds are 8mm.
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