$1,250. Amazing Vtg Tony Lualla / Mary Ann Tully 5 Strand Animal Fetish Necklace
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE LISTING & VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS. Photos do not do this necklace any justice. These very complex handcrafted works of wearable art have become highly sought after and very collectible, each is a unique one-of-a-kind very laborious work of art. Please let me provide you a brief history of the maker; Tony Lualla is a Navajo fetish carver, SHE was a renowned carver from Mentmore, New Mexico. HER given name was Mary Ann Tully, however Frank Turpin named her Tony Lualla for merchandising effects and occasionally marked the works as Zuni as many Navajo & Zuni intermarried and collaborated on these grand necklaces. This wonderful fetish necklace features (5) strands that are layered to fall gracefully, features intricate ultra fine hand carved natural stone fetish animals that have amazing detailing especially considering their small sizes. The birth of the necklace features a master fetish on the top of each side of the necklace, a 1 1/2" and a 1 3/4" iridescent mother of pearl fox. There is every kind of animal you can imagine, horses, birds, fish and so many others. Stones used, just to name a few: turquoise, lapis, pipe stone, coral, oyster shell, malachite, amber, mother of pearl and others. The necklace features ultra fine olive shell heishi & ultra fine turquoise beads as it concludes with the traditional whipping cord, an early technique now referred to as a Squaw Wrap, a term I hesitate using as it offends some of the elders. 28", hangs 15" long and easily slips over your head. I have taken m any close up high resolution photos provided of every angle possible for your review.
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WHO WE ARE: YA'AT'EEH (Greetings) I have spent many years on the reservation and offer superb reservation acquisitions from my personal collection, family members and elders. The items I offer are mostly antique or vintage in age, thus, gently and lovingly used.
PLEASE read the entire description and PLEASE view the many high resolution close up photos provided which exhibit a true account of the item you are purchasing. By purchasing from Southwest-Estate-Relic-Hunter you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to the terms within. AHEHEE' (Thank you) for your kind understanding and good luck. AMAZING VTG TONY LUALLA / MARY ANN TULLY 5 STRAND ANIMAL FETISH NECKLACE" is in sale since Thursday, September 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "southwest-estate-relic-hunter" and is located in Southwest Sunbelt. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Artisan: Tony Lualla Given Name: Mary Ann Tully
- Main Stone: Turquoise, MOP, Lapis, Pipe Stone, Coral, & More
- Metal: Traditional Whipping Cord (Squaw Wrap)
- Brand: Tony Lualla re: Mary Ann Tully
- Jewelry Type: Fetish Necklaces
- Tribal Affiliation: Navajo / Navaho (Zuni)
- Ethnic & Regional Style: Native American