Abalone & Turquoise Mountain
This is the first of this design to ever be released. The design symbolizes Dookʼoʼoosłííd or Nuvatukyaovi, know in English as the San Francisco Peaks. Dookʼoʼoosłííd is the western mountain in Diné belief and it is represented by the Abalone shell. "In the west, Doko’oosłííd San Francisco Peaks was made on a abalone blanket, soil from Doko’oosliid and pieces of abalone brought from the Third World .
They dressed and decorated this mountain with abalone shell to create understanding of our social unity and life (Iina)."
• 1 1/2" wide at base
• 3/4" tall
• Hand cut and shaped from raw abalone shell, inlaid with an antique hand made turquoise bead, ground and buffed/polished.
• Comes on an 18" chain with a lobster clasp closure.