Necklace, Natural Stone, Jacla, Turquoise Tabs, Heishi & Shell, Old Pawn, Vintage, 1146
TIMELESS DESIGN IS ALWAYS A GOOD INVESTMENT - PLUS IT LOOKS GREAT AROUND YOUR NECK!
This vintage Pueblo necklace is made in the timeless jacla style. Crafted of turquoise tabs and hand-rolled turquoise heishi with a pair of matching jaclas tipped in natural shell hanging from a unique turquoise disc-bead joining with tiny accenting red coral beads. This fabulous find was rescued from old pawn in New Mexico.
Jacla is the Navajo word for “ear string”; although the style is attributed to the Rio Grande Pueblo Indians, they were commonly traded among tribes and have been seen in vintage photos being worn by both men and women of many southwestern tribes. In the original style, the bottom loops of a jacla were a pair of “earrings” that are tied to the necklace; before ears were pierced and earrings were worn in the lobes, they were fashioned into long loops that were worn over the entire ear.
- affiliation: Pueblo
- materials: turquoise tabs, hand-rolled turquoise heishi, coral beads, shell
- dimensions: 30" + 5" jaclas
- weight: 229 grams
- condition: nice vintage condition
- some fray to traditional string wrap
- light wear from ethnographic use
- rescued from old pawn in NM
- style number: JN1146