Authentic Native American Navajo Indian Turquoise Rosary

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Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Rosary

Silver plated cast crucifix, medal and beads interspersed with Turquoise nuggets for the five decades of the chaplet.

Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Rosary

The four dividing beads are
silver plated cast fluted bead.

 

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Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Rosary

Hand strung by Navajo artist Mel Padilla.

 

Navajo Turquoise Rosary- C
$44

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What is a rosary?

A rosary is a string of knots or beads, designed as an aid to the memory, and, when used in religious exercises, providing a convenient method for counting the recitation of prayers or the repetition of the names and attributes of the Deity."

- From the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, ed. James Hastings, Volume X: Picts - Sacraments.

The Parts of a Rosary

The Chaplet is divided into five Decades with four Dividing Beads and a fifth one called the Medal, which may be of the same sort as the Divider Beads or a charm. The two ends of the Chaplet attach to the Medal as well as the Terminal which is a short piece that connects the Chaplet to the Crucifix.

The Divider Beads: There are four larger or differently sized beads to separate the Decades.

The Five Decades: There are five sets of ten beads that comprise the Chaplet.

The Medal or the Center: Previously described.

Pendant: Usually a Crucifix.


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