This beautiful hand crafted 1940’s sterling turquoise Native American made Navajo Indian made 26” necklace. Most jewelry made was masterfully made and skills past down through generations. One of the most important forms of Navajo and Southwestern Native American jewelry, is the Squash Blossom Necklace. Most are made of a string of plain round silver beads, interspersed with more stylized “squash blossoms”, and feature a pendant, or “naja”, hung from the center of the strand. The squash blossom beads are copied from the buttons which held together the pants worn by the Spanish, and later, Mexican caballeros. These buttons represent – and are modeled after – pomegranates
1900 cir. Native American Indian made rug. Navjo rugs and blankets (Navajo:: diyogí) are textiles produced by the Navajo People of the four corners area of the United States. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade items for over 150 years. Commercial production of handwoven blankets and rugs has been big important element of the Navajo economy. As one expert expresses it, “Classic Navajo serpes at their finest equal the delicacy and sophistication of any pre-mechanical loom-woven textile in the world. You can see the craftsmanship in this piece color and design.