Zuni Owl Squash Blossom Necklace coral, mother of pearl, necklaces, onyx, owls, squash blossoms, turquoise, zuni
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Zuni owl squash blossom necklace

Item Number: D0989


Inlaid owls of turquoise, mother of pearl, coral and onyx owl squash blossom necklace on silver beaded double chain. 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: Zuni

SIZE: 27"L Naja 2 1/4" x 2"


PRICE $ 900

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