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Santo Domingo Pueblo heishi hoop earrings


These lightweight hoops are adorned with tiny hand-rolled and drilled disk-shaped beads called "heishi". Each pair of earrings is handmade by artisans living in the Santo Domingo pueblo in New Mexico.

On a tour of New Mexico in the winter of 1929-1930, Dr. Barnes acquired a large number of turquoise and silver jewelry pieces. These pieces are on display in the galleries alongside paintings and other objects. As with all his purchases, he chose pieces according to the principles of light, line, color, and form. 

About the artisan: 

Our retail collection of Native American jewelry is from the southwest, where the same artistic traditions Dr. Barnes admired continue in jewelry making practices today. You can enjoy the beauty and grace of this timeless style with pieces made by contemporary designers working in long-held traditions. 


  • Sterling silver ear wires
  • Turquoise stone beads
  • Approx. 2" in diameter