1930s NAVAJO CURVED YEI 9mm STERLING SILVER BEADS 4.3 0Z NECKLACE

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 19, 2014
  • Channel: Auction House

THIS 1930s NAVAJO CURVED YEIBACHAI NECKLACE IS A NON TRADITIONAL SQUASH BLOSSOM STYLE NECKLACE WITH THE YEIS POSITIONED WHERE THE BLOSSOMS WOULD BE.

YEI FIGURES PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE NAVAJO CULTURE. THEY REPRESENT SUPERNATURAL BEINGS WITH HEALING POWERS.

IT FEATURES 7 SANDCAST OR TUFA CAST CURVED YEI FIGURES.

THERE IS A CENTRAL NAJA OR PENDANT YEI WITH 3 ON EACH SIDE OF IT.

THE INDIVIDUAL YEIS MEASURE APPROXIMATELY 1-3/4 INCHES X 2 INCHES.

THE NECKLACE WEIGHS 4.3 OUNCES. DOUBLE ROWS OF BEADS SEPARATE THE YEIS AND SECURE THEM IN PLACE. THERE ARE 74 BEADS IN DOUBLE ROWS .

THERE ARE 1 8 SINGLE BEADS ON EACH SIDE WHICH EXTEND FROM THE DOUBLE ROWS TO THE TRADITIONAL HOOK AND EYE CLOSURE. THEY ADD UP TO 36 SINGLE BEADS IN ALL.

THERE ARE 110 BEADS TOTAL .

THE SILVER BEADS ARE TRADITIONAL NAVAJO BENCH MADE SOLDERED HALVES MEASURING ABOUT 9mm. THEY ARE HAND WROUGHT AND MAY HAVE SUBTLE IMPERFECTIONS.

THE NECKLACE IS ABOUT 24 INCHES IN LENGTH FROM END TO END IT IS STRUNG ON STURDY SILVER FOX TAIL CHAIN.

THE NECKLACE IS IN GOOD PRE-OWNED VINTAGE CONDITION. I HAVEN'T POLISHED IT IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THE GREAT PATINA THAT HAS ACCRUED WITH AGE.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS AND ASK ANY QUESTIONS PRIOR TO BIDDING.

THE NECKLACE IS VERY COMFORTABLE TO WEAR
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