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Mini Vtg Handmade Zuni Sterling Silver Petit Point Turquoise Naja Pendant | J O For Sale
Up for sale is a mini vintage Zuni sterling silver and petit point turquoise Naja pendant.
"Naja" (Nah-Hah) is the Navajo word for "crescent." A symbol that was common to many of the earliest civilizations. In the late 1500s and early 1600s, the saddles and bridles of huge muscled horses of the Spanish Conquistadors where fitted with sterling silver crescent-shaped pendants of Moorish origin.
For the next 200 years, as the two cultures cycled through various phases of peace and conflict in the struggle for power, the Navajo adopted and incorporated these and other traditional Spanish ornaments into their jewelry.
Early on, the Navajo wore the Nah-Hah as an ornament of beauty and these pieces also came to symbolize wealth. Eventually became associated with crop fertility and worn during ceremonies related to the agricultural cycles. It was customary for Medicine men to wear them as well.
The pendant measures 1 1/4" long (including bail) by 15/16" wide andweighs 4.6g. The pendant has been tested and examined for purity and is sterling silver.
The pendant pictured is the one you will receive. Thanks for looking and good luck offerding!
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Mini Vtg Handmade Zuni Sterling Silver Petit Point Turquoise Naja Pendant | J O: $76