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This vintage squash blossom necklace was made by Navajo jeweler, Harry Morgan. He only uses the best stones available, and it is easy to see in this necklace. The naja has hands on each side. The stones include natural turquoise, and purple, red, and orange spiny oyster shell. The naja and stones are strung on double strands of handmade silver beads which transition to a single strand after the stones. Ends with a hook and eye clasp. What a beauty! More about najas below.
Size: 26" Long - Naja 2" H x 2.25" W
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 of friendship on each end.