That spiral of diamonds, suggests the form of a most respected resident of the desert. The diamondback rattlesnake is a highly evolved and elegant creature living throughout the Southwest. It has appeared in the earliest lore and cautionary tales of this region. This pendant conveys the hypnotic turns and the gathered energy of that coiled shape.
- Materials: Leather
- Measurements: 1.25" wide by 8.5” long, 7" to closure
Oropopo is a husband and wife duo. In their Albuquerque studio they combine new techniques with traditional materials to create objects inspired by Native American, classic Western, and New Mexican culture that breathe new life into American history.
Karole's professional background is in architecture and structural engineering. The Oropopo name is from her birthplace on the coast of Venezuela. Grady is a native of New Mexico, a writer, and literary editor; he has specialized in desert literature and its aesthetics. Together, they refine a narrative that associates site and culture with contemporary technology.