choker-length necklace with large pearls; three pairs of floral charms with diamond centers--gold exterior and silver interior/backs--flanked by purple and white swirled tube-shaped beads; octagonal pendant with three scallops on top and teardrop-shaped drop below, with multicolored beaded relief portrait of Pocahontas on one side of pendant, pink flower with radiating black lines on tan ground on opposite side; slightly asymmetrical clasp with tiny light purple faceted stones/beads

%C2%A9 2014 Keri Ataumbi and Jamie Okuma

Necklace with pendant, from Pocahontas jewelry set, 2014

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Keri Ataumbi and Jamie Okuma worked collaboratively to bring fellow Native American woman Pocohantas to life. Drawing inspiration from 1616 engravings by Simon van de Passe, and Thomas Sully’s classic 1852 portrait of Pocohantas, Okuma created portraits on buckskin that were then adorned by Ataumbi’s use of precious metals and stones. This beautiful set strengthens the Mia’s collection in many ways, from modern design to traditional Native beadwork.

Details
Title
Necklace with pendant, from Pocahontas jewelry set
Artist Life
Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock, born 1977
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2014.93.1
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choker-length necklace with large pearls; three pairs of floral charms with diamond centers--gold exterior and silver interior/backs--flanked by purple and white swirled tube-shaped beads; octagonal pendant with three scallops on top and teardrop-shaped drop below, with multicolored beaded relief portrait of Pocahontas on one side of pendant, pink flower with radiating black lines on tan ground on opposite side; slightly asymmetrical clasp with tiny light purple faceted stones/beads

© 2014 Keri Ataumbi and Jamie Okuma

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