Turquoise pendant by Duran Gasper
This classic Southwest pendant is set with gem quality Mexican spider web turquoise in sterling silver. It is hand crafted by Duran Gasper of the Zuni Pueblo tribe in New Mexico, USA. Pendant measures 46mm in length including bale and hangs on an 18 inch sterling silver box chain. The pendant is clearly stamped on the back with the artist’s trademark.
Zuni is the largest of New Mexico’s nineteen Indian Pueblos with more than 600 square miles of reservation land and a population of over 11,000. With a unique language, culture and history that has resulted in part from geographical isolation, being located much further south than the other Pueblos, Zuni Pueblo is considered to be one of the most traditional of all the Pueblos. The Zuni Nation has its own constitutional government, courts, police force, school system and economic base. Around 80% of families are involved in the creative arts.