Eighteen Stone Navajo Squash Blossom navajo, necklaces, southwest, squash blossom, turquoise
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Eighteen stone navajo squash blossom

Item Number: I175


Navajo Squash Blossom necklace with eight stone naja and ten stone rope. The Navajo word for the squash blossom bead literally means “bead that spreads out”. This tri-petal form first appeared about 1880. Scholars believe that this flower motif was introduced by the Spanish as a variation of the pomegranate flower blossom, and the Navajo adapted it as a symbol of their revered squash. Initially the necklaces were rather simple with the tri-petal silver beads interspersed with rather plain beads. In time, stones were added to the blossom beads as demonstrated in our collection. According to the Navajo, the Naja is strictly decorative; however, it has always been held in high regard by the Navajo and other peoples.

PERIOD: After 1950

ORIGIN: Navajo, Southwest

SIZE: Length 22"; Naja 8 1/4"


PRICE $ 4,500

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