Early Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace



 



Early Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace


Heavy historic Navajo silver squash blossom necklace dating from the turn of the 20th century features varying sizes of hand-wrought silver beads and squash blossoms and a large naja which terminates with early button forms. Collected in the early part of the 20th century by Amelia Elizabeth White and donated to the Detroit Institute of Art in 1937.
Amelia Elizabeth White (1878-1972) grew up in Manhattan, graduated from Bryn Mawr College, and first traveled to Santa Fe in 1923. After purchasing property and moving there, she became a devoted advocate of Native American art and rights. Ultimately, her home was turned into the renowned School for Advanced Research. In the 1930s she donated several pieces of southwestern jewelry to the Detroit Institute of Art, which recently deaccessioned these works.

Necklace measures 25" long, naja hangs an additional 3" long
Price:$5,500.00

Description
 
Early Squash Blossom Necklace
Navajo