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Turquoise, orange spiny oyster and white clam shell.
Heishi and silver tube double strand.
Paula says - "When we get estate lots in, there are often interesting but non Native-America-made items mixed in. I gather those in a box and when the box gets too heavy for me to lift, I start sorting.
"These necklaces are from the White Buffalo Collection, but because we don't have any information as to who made these, we aren't selling them as Native American made, although they show all signs of being so. I will give you as much detail as I can about the materials."
"These necklaces arfe NOS (new old stock) that were made more than a decade ago but never sold - they are brand new vintage!"
Sterling silver cones, beads and hooks.
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 1980s. 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.
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.
The items in the
Bargain Barn are a mixed bag, new and used, some with materials, date and origin
For vintage items visit our Vintage Shop.
For new items visit our New Jewelry Store.