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Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace #2, Circa 1975
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Our Price: $2,400.00


Product Code: NJ_NSB-2-1975
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This necklace has a delicacy created by the charming Squashblossom beads with their creative shape and pristine stamp work. Set with Turquoise stones, the necklace is strung on 8mm handmade Sterling Silver beads. It finishes to 25" with the Naja pendant measuring 2-1/4" X 2-1/4".

The development of the squash blossom motif was influenced by Spanish and Mexican explorers who wore silver pomegranate charms that dangled from silver chains on their garments. The Navajos adapted this component and, together with silver beads and a 'Naja' pendant, used them to create the original squash blossom necklaces. The Naja is a heavy cast piece of a single or double crescent. The Naja, like the cross, swastika, or ankh, is an ancient symbol that crops up, independent of time or culture, in parts of the world as divergent as ancient Crete, Rome, Africa, and Moorish Spain. Najas embellished the bridles of the Conquistadors who thought they could ward off the evil eye.

Price: $2,400.00


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