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Santo Domingo Kingman Turquoise Necklace by Kenneth Aguilar

360.00
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Santo Domingo Kingman Turquoise Necklace by Kenneth Aguilar

360.00

Handmade Kingman turquoise nugget necklace sterling silver clasp, by Santo Domingo Pueblo artist Kenneth Aguilar. 

Approx: 20.5" long, 241.5 grams



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Handmade Kingman turquoise nugget necklace sterling silver clasp, by Santo Domingo Pueblo artist Kenneth Aguilar. 

Approx: 20.5" long, 241.5 grams



Kenneth Aguilar

Born at Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico, in 1951, Kenneth Aguilar began making jewelry at an early age of ten. Walking five miles through the arid lands of Santa Domingo, Kenneth would help his mother carry pots and shanks of beads to San Felipe Pueblo to sell to traders. As a child, Kenneth would wrap rubber tire tubing around his hands to protect them while dragging materials across a stone face to form beads. Later, a hand cranked wheel took the place of the stone, but the beads were still hand drilled. Kenneth attended the American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. His work reflects a pride in the consistency of shape, taper, spacers and a brilliant finish to his beads. Materials range from turquoise, spiny oyster shell, coral and lapis to silver accents. Kenneth still works in his home studio, along with Angie Aguilar. He is grandfather to seven kids. Permanent

Collections: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody, WY; Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM; Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM. Shows SWAIA Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM; Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Annual Arts and Crafts Show, San Juan Pueblo, NM; Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, Phoenix, AZ.