Vintage Natural Turquoise Tab and Heishi Bead Necklace with Jacla Pendant

$2,400.00

Made before 1950, this vintage natural turquoise necklace features harmoniously distributed turquoise tabs divided by thick heishi beads and ornamented with a jacla pendant hanging from the center. In excellent condition, the turquoise exhibits a rich emerald green hue accented by subtle hints of warm spondylus red and white clam shell beads. Finished with a squaw wrap closure, this classically handsome necklace is lightweight and exhibits a delicate feel, contrasted by it’s dramatic statement of brilliant patina’d turquoise and powerful symbolism.

Jacla –  Navajo for ‘ear string‘, as the two loops would be removed from the necklace and used as earrings. Originating from the Rio Grande Pueblo Indians but used as a common trade item, they are seen in vintage photos being worn by both men and women from a variety of tribes.

 

26″ around the neck

3″ length of jaclas

3/4″ width of largest turquoise bead

 

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