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This 1940s, sterling silver Navajo squash blossom necklace has a beautiful Bisbee turquoise set in the center of the naja. There are repousse domes on each end of the naja. The twenty squash blossoms are strung on double strands of handmade sterling silver beads. It is strung on sterling silver chain with a hook and eye clasp. More about najas below.
Size: 29" Long - Naja 2.5" H x 2.625" W - Squash blossoms .75" L
Najas are a prominent symbol in Navajo jewelry and are always the center piece in squash blossom necklaces. I was told they are a feminine symbol, and their crescent shape represents the arms of a matriarch and the generations of the past and future. It symbolizes ease of movement, paths of least resistance for the family, even during challenging times. There is a sense of open arms in the shape of the naja that is soothing. Some najas have hands on each end.