STUNNING MUSEUM-QUALITY NAVAJO JACLA NECKLACE, TURQUOISE, HEISHI, CORAL

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 28, 2015
  • Channel: Auction House

Lovely Old Pawn Navajo jacla necklace made with hand-cut natural turquoise chips with turquoise, coral and shell heishi beads all strung on hand-made hemp or twine cord. The jacla pendant is likely from the Santo Domingo pueblo; the Navajo often traded with them and would add these special pendants to their own jewelry.

The three-strand necklace measures approx. 32" wearable length, goes on over the head; the jacla pendant is approx. 5" long. Total necklace weight is 118 grams. The fine old turquoise pieces are approx. .75" to .5" in size.

The necklace dates from the early 20th century, 1920's-30's.

In very fine estate condition, offered 'as found'.