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Harpo Paris necklace CO188 Squash Blossom navajo

Necklace CO188

€2,700.00
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Oxidized sterling silver Navajo Squash Blossom and its earrings.


For many moons, the Squash Blossom is one of the signature jewels of the Natives of the South West. The different tribes making this traditionnal 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. Some of these beads 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. The Naja of this necklace is made of Tufa Cast, one of the oldest processes used by the Navajo.

The artist takes a mold of volcanic stone (tufa) and divides it into two parts. One of these parts is carved with a shape of his choice (in this case the Naja), into which he pours molten silver. The second part covers this pattern and is firmly attached to the first. Once the silver has hardened, the piece is removed from the mold, which usually breaks, creating a unique piece. The jewel then created has an old and original aspect on which we clearly detects the asperity of the tufa.


Length of the necklace: 66 cm (26 inches)

Dimensions of the Naja (L x W) : 7,5cm x 6,9cm
(3 inches x 2 inches 3/4)


This necklace and the earrings are in sterling silver.


Proudly handmade in the USA.

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