na0012389Regular price $880.00 Save $-880.00
This vintage, delicate Zuni needlepoint and petite point squash blossom necklace is set with natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise. We love the delicate naja! The ten squash blossoms are strung on double strands of handmade sterling silver beads that transition to a single strand. It has been lightly polished while maintaining the patina of age. The naja is stamped "Sterling" on the back. We think this necklace was made in the 1970s.
Size: 25" L - Naja 1.75" H x 1.675" W - Squash Blossoms 1" H x .5" 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 on each end.