Oryx were introduced into southern New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range (Trinity site) in 1969 as exotic big game. Coyotes and mountain lions posed no threat and the oryx thrived, tipping the balance of the White Sands National Monument's ecosystem. The stylized image of stark black horns against white gypsum sands is one only conjured up in dreams. I received an oryx skull with horns from a friend (thanks, Matt) whose father found while walking near White Sands.


1 1/2" wide, 3” drop and 2 1/2" long, leather cord and black niobium findings.

Made of sustainable vegan leather.

 

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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.

Oropopo Oryx Horn Metallic Earrings, Silver

$90.00Price

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