Navajo Red Mountain Squash Blossom Necklace, Jewelry, Squash Blossom,  jewelry, jewelry: squash blossom, Native American, navajo, red mountain mine, shadow box, southwest, Southwest - Navajo
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Navajo red mountain squash blossom necklace

Item Number: Q710


Navajo squash blossom necklace. With shadow boxs and butterflies. The turquoise is from the Red Mountain mine in Nevada. 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: Length 29"; Naja 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"H


PRICE $ 4,500

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