Navajo hand made sterling silver Naja pendant with three natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise stones. This is another original design by Navajo artists, Everett & Mary Teller.
The pendant measures 2-1/8 inches long including the bale, by 1-1/8 inches wide and weighs 13.5 grams. The oversized bale can handle a necklace or beads up to almost 3/8 inch wide.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked by and purchased in person from the artists, Everett & Mary Teller.
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.