Navajo Kingman Squash Blossom Necklace, Jewelry, Squash Blossom,  jewelry, jewelry: squash blossom, Native American, southwest, Southwest - Navajo, turquoise
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Navajo Kingman Squash Blossom Necklace, Jewelry, Squash Blossom,   jewelry, jewelry: squash blossom, Native American, southwest, Southwest - Navajo, turquoise Navajo Kingman Squash Blossom Necklace  jewelry, jewelry: squash blossom, Native American, southwest, Southwest - Navajo, turquoise

Navajo kingman squash blossom necklace

Item Number: Q709


Navajo squash blossom necklace. Turquoise is from the Kingman Mine in Arizona. 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: Late 20th Century

ORIGIN: Southwest - Navajo, Native American

SIZE: Length: 33"


PRICE $ 6,500

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