One of a Kind piece - Navajo handcraft
Squash Blossom necklace in sterling silver, set with beautiful Blue Bird turquoises (Arizona).
For many moons, the Squash Blossom is one of the signature jewels of the Natives of the South West. The different tribes making this traditional piece, such as the Navajo, the Zuni or the Hopi, value it deeply. It is worn, forever and until now, by both men and women in rituals and festivities.
Each bead of this necklace is handmade: the artist forms half spheres that are welded to create round beads. The settings of the turquoises open into silver tubes reminiscent of a blossoming flower buds (hence the name of this traditional necklace : Squash Blossom... and the squash is an essential foodstuff for the Natives).
The Naja, the imposing central pendant, is shaped like a horseshoe and like a talisman it brings protection to its wearer.
This necklace is in sterling silver.
Length : 60cm (24 inches)
Dimensions of the central pendant (H x L in mm) : 47mm x 44mm
Proudly handmade in the USA.
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