Navajo Cerillos Squash Blossom Necklace, Jewelry, Squash Blossom, Native jewelry, jewelry: squash blossom, jewelry: squash blossom: native, jewelry: squash blossom: southwest - navajo, Native American, Southwest - Navajo
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Navajo cerillos squash blossom necklace

Item Number: J1486A


Navajo Cerrillos Mine turquoise squash blossom on handmade Navajo chain with beads and 10 turquoise stones. Naja has three larger turquoise stones surrounded by hand stamped beads and slash marks. 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: Last Half 20th Century

ORIGIN: Southwest - Navajo, Native American

SIZE: 30" including Naja 4" x 4"


PRICE $6,500

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