Necklace, Squash Blossom, Chip Inlay, Vintage, Peyote Bird, 667

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History: The peyote bird, sometimes referred to as “snake bird” or “water turkey,” was originally associated with the Native American Church and the ritual use of peyote in their ceremonies. Now widespread, the use of the peyote bird symbol shows up in Native American art from pottery and to jewelry.

Wear a beautiful piece of history!

This vintage peyote bird squash blossom necklace is created from cast silver with recesses painstakingly filled with chip inlay of turquoise and coral stones.  Twelve birds replace the traditional blossom placement with a large bird naja pendant. With the emerging market for Native American chip inlay, this piece is sure to be a valuable addition to any serious jewelry collection.

  • artist: Al Joe
  • affiliation: Navajo
  • markings: AJ
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise & coral chip inlay
  • dimensions: 24 1/2" length
  • naja: 2 1/4" x 2" 
  • weight: 135 grams 
  • condition: very nice vintage condition with light oxidation and wear
  • style number: JN667
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