Like what you see here? This is an exquisite pair of orange spiny oyster shell cluster. By renowned Southwestern artisan Federico Jimenez.
FEDERICO JIMENEZ was born in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1941 in a Mixtec Indian Community. He came to the USA in 1967 to study and work. He studied jewelry making and design at the University Community School.
In 1970 He and his Wife Ellen Belber Jimenez took a trip to the Southwest and fell in love with the American Indian Culture. He admired the Indian craftsmanship and technique so much that he was inspired to start a collection of Folk Art. He was a prior trustee of the "Millicent Rogers Museum" in Taos, New Mexico and The Southwest Indian Museum in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently a trustee on the board of the "Autry National Center" and "La Plaza De La Cultura" in downtown Los Angeles, CA. These earrings will be a cherished addition to your collection of quality vintage Southwestern & Native American jewelry.
Earrings measure 2" x 1 3/4". SIGNED: JF, for Federico Jimenez.
The item "Vintage FEDERICO JIMENEZ Sterling 925 Orange Spiny Oyster Shell Cluster EARRINGS" is in sale since Wednesday, August 17, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Earrings". The seller is "alionqueen" and is located in Corona, California.This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica.