These fancy extra-large Native American Sterling silver Naja earrings were made by world famous Navajo artist Darryl Becenti. The earrings are covered with deep stamp-work, fancy repousse work and have scalloped edges.
The earrings measures measure 2-5/8 inch long by 1-1/2 inch wide and weigh only 9.9 grams. They are light-weight, comfortable to wear and won't drag down your ear-lobes. Big comfort backs.
Brand new in perfect condition. Stamped sterling and has Darryl Becenti's hallmark. Gift box & Certificate of Authenticity included.
Darryl Becenti was born in 1957 in Gallup. New Mexico and raised in Mexican Springs. He was taught silver work by his brothers-in-law, David & Leroy Reeves in 1980.
The crescent shaped naja is one of the most familiar forms in Navajo indian jewelry. It clearly comes from outside the Navajo culture. It is thought to have originated in the Old World as a Spanish horse gear - a third eye placed on the animals forehead to ward off evil. It is often used as a focus piece in " squash blossoms " are actually pomegranate blossoms that were worn as trouser decorations by Spanish Colonial gentleman.