Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Apr 13, 2014 through May 30, 2016


Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning highlights the Museum’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and presents all aspects of the stone, from geology, mining and history, to questions of authenticity and value.

People in the Southwest have used turquoise for jewelry and ceremonial purposes and traded valuable stones both within and outside the region for over a thousand years. Turquoise, Water, Sky presents hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how the stone was used and its deep significance to the people of the region. This comprehensive consideration of the stone runs through May 2, 2016.

View the online version of the exhibition at http://turquoise.indianartsandculture.org

For more information, contact Andy Albertson at 476-1271 or Andrew.Albertson@state.nm.us


Related Photos

"Fake" Turquoise
Contemporary Bracelet
Concho Belt
Young Man with Bow Guards (Ketoh)
Native, Spanish, and Moorish Influences
Contemporary Artistic Expressions
Turquoise’s Companions
Turquoise-Color and Meaning
BOX
Turquoise rough, Cerrillos District
Squash-blossom necklace
RING
BRACELET
Large single cabochons and clusters of smaller stones on bracelets and rings
Ketoh (Bow Guard)


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