This beautifully hand beaded choker necklace is made with hundreds of tiny size 11/0 Cz seed beads in the traditional Thunderbird pattern. It has black, white, and yellow beads on a red background.
The thunderbird is a supernatural bird of power and strength richly depicted in the art, songs and oral histories of many Pacific Northwest Coast cultures, and is found in various forms among the peoples of the American Southwest and Great Plains.
The Thunderbird's name comes from the common belief that the beating of its enormous wings causes thunder and stirs the wind.
This thunderbird hand beaded choker necklace measures 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) from the top of the choker band to the bottom of the drops. The choker is 1.5" (3.8 cm) wide and the length is adjustible from 13.2 to 16.8 inches. (33.5 cmto 42.7 cm).
Matching beaded earrings are included. The earrings are 1" wide (2.5 cm) by 3" long ( 7.6 cm), not counting the hypo-allergenic french ear wires.
Not produced by or the product of a particular Indian or indian tribe as defined by 26 USA - 605 et SeqBAJH500H50C1P