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Naja and Concha turquoise cuff

In the Diné (Navajo) tradition, the crescent-shaped naja is a protective symbol. Found on bridles to protect horse and rider, the naja is a Moorish symbol the Diné adopted from Spanish silversmiths. Contemporary Diné artisan, Bobby Platero crafted this beautifully detailed sterling silver cuff adorned with a concha (shell) set between the naja symbol and turquoise stones. 

On a tour of New Mexico in the winter of 1929-1930, Dr. Barnes acquired a large number of turquoise and silver jewelry pieces. These pieces are on display in the galleries alongside paintings and other objects. As with all his purchases, he chose pieces according to the principles of light, line, color, and form.

Details:

  • Antiqued sterling silver
  • Turquoise stone beads
  • Measures approximately 2.5 x 2 inches.
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Native American Jewelry

Native American Jewelry

Our retail collection of Native American jewelry is from the southwest, where the same artistic traditions Dr. Barnes admired continue in jewelry making practices today. You can enjoy the beauty and grace of this timeless style with pieces made by contemporary designers working in long-held traditions.

Our retail collection of Native American jewelry is from the southwest, where the same artistic traditions Dr. Barnes admired continue in jewelry making practices today. You can enjoy the beauty and grace of this timeless style with pieces made by contemporary designers working in long-held traditions.

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