These black coco shell combo chokers are 16" graduated hieshi strands of polished black shell heishi with 'patterns' and brass in the center half. Really pretty! Just restring on Tiger Tail wire and attach a barrel clasp for a finished necklace.
Heishi are the simple yet elegant wafer-like tubular beads which have been used in the jewelry of many cultures from ancient Egypt to the American Southwest. In the Santo Domingo Pueblo of New Mexico the art and craft of heishi making reached its highest form of refinement. Crazy Crow Trading Post's shell heishi is a fine, imported product that should never be confused for the more expensive hand-crafted shell and stone heishi of Native Americans.