Mosaic cuff bracelet

Native American (Santa Domingo Pueblo)
Angelita (Angie) Reano Owen (Native American, born in 1946)

Object Place: Santo Domingo, New Mexico


Overall: 5.4cm (2 1/8in.) Other (Overall): 7.3cm (2 7/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tiger cowrie (Linnaeus, cypraea) cuff with turquoise, mosaic pieces in shades of orange and purple (Spiny Oyster; Thorny Oyster Family; Spondylidae, spondylus americanus), mosaic pieces in iridescent shades white to white-gold (Mother-of-pearl; Oyster Family), and jet mosaic, black epoxy

On View

Native North America Gallery (Gallery LG34)


Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry


Bracelets and armlets

Organically shaped cuff of mosaic work. Small rectangular shaped turquoise (the predominant color), shell, and stone are used to compose the woven, basket-like surface. The form of the cuff is shell with the pearly white surface visible on the inside of the bracelet.

Material Details:
Bracelet Form is Tiger cowrie (Linnaeus cypraea)
Mosaic pieces in shades of orange and purple are Spiny Oyster (Thorny Oyster Family Spondylidae, Spondylus americanus)
Mosaic pieces in iridescent shades of white to white-gold are Mother-of-Pearl (Oyster Family Ostreidae)


Purchased from the artist in 1998.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Lois and Stephen Kunian and The Seminarians


Reproduced with permission.