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Antique Navajo Indian Large Squash Blossom Necklace, circa 1895

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Unusual because it has no stones, this necklace is very large, with a robust design, and an excellent example of the genre. The crescent shape center piece (Naja) is original to the large necklace which is all native American Indian, probably Navajo, 1895-1900. Early examples of squash blossom necklaces, are strictly silver (that is to say, no stones), and hand made. Later Native Americans began adding stones. "Naja” is the name the Navajo gave to this symbol. The Native Americans had seen this symbol originally from the Spanish Mexicans. It is an ancient motif, originating probably in the Middle East. Like many symbols, it was created as a talisman for protection. This early vintage Navajo squash blossom necklaces has “First Phase”-style silversmithing - which has a more rustic look, as our has, please see the close up photos below. This is a large example, 22 inches long, the blossoms are 1.5 inches, and the naja is 3 inches long, It is unsigned and was probably restrung at some point. These necklaces represented one's wealth in the native Indian cultures, the bigger, the better. This was obviously made for a very wealth Native American at the time.

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  • In the Style Of
    Anglo-Indian
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Seller Location
    Aspen, CO
  • Reference Number
    LU1928450902
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