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Desert Caballeros Western Museum

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21 N. Frontier Street
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
(928) 684-2272 https://www.westernmuseum.org/

October 2021

For the Love of Turquoise with Carrie Cannon

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier Street
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States

Turquoise has a long standing tradition amongst Native cultures of the Southwest, holding special significance and profound meanings to specific individual tribes. Even before the more contemporary tradition of combining silver with turquoise, cultures throughout the southwest used turquoise in necklaces, earrings, mosaics, fetishes, medicine pouches, and made bracelets of basketry stems lacquered with piñon resin and inlaid turquoise. Found on six continents across the world, turquoise forms in arid regions through the process of water seeping through rock and…

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