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Turquoise Barrel and
Sterling Silver Bead Necklace
HK Item #N174

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Navajo natural Spiny Oyster necklace

Size
25 inches long end to end
Materials
Turquoise, Read about stones
Sterling silver; Read about silver
Artist
unknown
Origin
Vintage from 1970s to 1990s, but never used.
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Navajo natural Spiny Oyster necklace

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Vintage Turquoise Barrel and Sterling Silver
Fluted Bead Necklace
#N174 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

$155 SOLD

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Paula says - "Beautiful turquoise barrel beads accented with six fluted sterling silver bead at the center. This necklace was made in the 1970s but was never used - it is brand new vintage!" 

Navajo natural Spiny Oyster necklace

Six fluted sterling silver bead at the center.

Navajo natural Spiny Oyster necklace

Sterling silver cone ends and clasp.

White Buffalo Navajo Pawn Collection White Buffalo Collection

We recently purchased a large collection of vintage but unused Native American artifacts including jewelry, rugs and pottery. It was part of the estate of a Navajo woman who was a missionary that worked with Native Americans in Four Corners - the area of the American southwest where four states meet- New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. As a single parent, she raised 5 daughters and a son while also providing food, shelter, and clothing to less fortunate people that needed assistance. Often she was thanked for her help by gifts of Native American items.

Most of the items in this collection are from the 1970s to the 1990s. We offer these items to you with great respect and with the information we received from the family plus our research.

We named the collection after one of the pieces in the group, a hand carved Navajo fetish necklace honoring the Sacred White Buffalo.


BUFFALO MEDICINE - The appearance of White Buffalo is a sign that prayers are being heard, that the sacred pipe and Spirit are being honored. White Buffalo signals a time of abundance, prosperity and thankfulness. Buffalo was the major source of sustenance for indigenous cultures of the plains, giving meat for food, hides for shelter and clothing, and Spirit Medicine. The Medicine of Buffalo is prayer, gratitude and praise for that which has been received. Buffalo Medicine is also knowing that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred, and when gratitude is expressed to every living part of creation, recognizing the sacredness of every walk of life.

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