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Squash Blossom Necklace

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Description: Navajo silver and turquoise squash blossom necklace from the Museum of Northern Arizona gift shop. The necklace dates to the 1930s or 1940s, and has three blue turquoise stones in the hand-stamped naja, or the crescent pendant portion of the necklace and 20 silver squash blossoms evenly distributed on each length of the necklace (10 on each side).

Dimensions: 16 in (L), Pendant-2.5 in (W), 2.25 in(L).

Collection: On display at the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument Visitor Center (catalog card).

Jamie Frees, Northern Arizona University Anthropology Laboratories, 2013
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