Rose Reano

  • Santo Domingo Pueblo (Kewa)
  • Jewelry - Traditional Form

During the early 1950s, Rose learned how to inlay by making Thunderbird necklaces; now referred to as "Depression Necklaces". These necklaces were made from plastic headbands, car batteries and LP records. In the early, 1970s, Rose and Clara (her mother) made necklaces that ranged from 30 to 50 strands. These necklaces are commonly known as bulk necklaces. The majority of necklaces are owned by various museums and private collectors.
Rose has participated in SWAIA Indian Market for over 50 years. She is third generation SWAIA Artist. Her mother, Clara Lovato Reano, and grandmother, Monica Silva Lovato were also SWAIA Artists.

Sample of Work

Melon shell, Pipestone, Turquoise Necklace

Melon shell, Pipestone, Turquoise Necklace

10 strand, 34”

Jewelry - Traditional Form

Kingman Turquoise Necklace

Kingman Turquoise Necklace

5 strand, 32”

Jewelry - Traditional Form

Jet and Kingman Turquoise Necklace

Jet and Kingman Turquoise Necklace

10 strand, 33”

Jewelry - Traditional Form