Circa 1900 Hosteen Goodluck Ingot Coin Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
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Melted out of coin silver, pounded and shaped into beads and a naja, this fine artifact from the beginning of the last century is attributed to Hosteen Goodluck. The necklace was acquired in the 1940s at a sing, a traditional Navajo healing ceremony and was passed down through the decades within the family who acquired it. This is the finest ceremonial necklace we have seen in our 48 years in the business. It is strung on leather with a sacred abalone shell at the end of the beads. The tips of the naja were pounded into hands, representing the work of the men who produced the crops that feed the people.
Necklace Length Clasp Included: 26-1/2 in. (plus a 3-1/4 in. drop) Naja Size: 3-1/4 in. x 2-5/8 in. (at widest points) Blossom Size: 1-3/4 in. x 5/8 in. Bead Width: 5/8 in.
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