Necklace, Natural Stone, Jacla, Turquoise, Vintage, 1104
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 hand-rolled turquoise with a pair of matching jaclas, tipped in natural shell hanging from a unique turquoise disc-bead joining.
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: graduated turquoise heishi, coral shell
- dimensions: 38" end to end
- weight: 163 grams
- closure: vintage waxed cord
- condition: nice vintage condition, stones are secure, professionally restored, light wear from ethnographic use
- style number: JN1104