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Carlene Leekity, Zuni - Sterling Silver
Inlay Bird Necklace and Earrings Set
Vintage - Squash Blossom Style

HK Item #S457

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Authentic Native American inlay bird necklace and earrings set by Zuni Carlene Leekity

Authentic Native American inlay bird necklace and earrings set by Zuni Carlene Leekity

Naja is 2" tall x 2 1/8" wide.

Authentic Native American inlay bird necklace and earrings set by Zuni Carlene Leekity

1 1/2" x 7/8" birds - 13 on necklace.

Authentic Native American inlay bird necklace and earrings set by Zuni Carlene Leekity

7 mm sterling silver beads.
Strung on foxtail.

Authentic Native American inlay bird necklace and earrings set by Zuni Carlene Leekity

Signed by the artist.

Authentic Native American inlay bird necklace and earrings set by Zuni Carlene Leekity

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Carlene Leekity, Zuni
Inlay Bird Necklace and Earrings Set
Vintage - Squash Blossom Style

HK item S457 - $750 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE SET AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "The inlay work on the bird necklace by Charlene Leekity is some of the finest I've seen. The way the mother of pearl changes brightness and color with reflected light is just amazing! A real treasure.

"The reason we call a necklace like this "squash blossom style" is because it is constructed like a squash blossom necklace as far as the silver beads and length but is made without squash blossoms."

Necklace
25 1/2" end to end;
naja 2" tall x 2 1/8" wide;
7 mm sterling silver beads
Earrings
1 5/8" tall x 7/8" wide (screw-back)
Weight
85 grams for the set
Materials
turquoise, orange spiny oyster, mother of pearl, jet, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Condition
pre-owned, excellent; stone inlay firmly set and intact with no cracks, chips or missing pieces; see photos for bright patina
Hallmarks
inscribed: Carlene Leekity Zuni #89
Artist
Carlene Leekity, Zuni

Authentic Native American inlay bird necklace and earrings set by Zuni Carlene Leekity

Matching screw-back earrings 1 5/8" tall x 7/8" wide..

Authentic Native American inlay bird necklace and earrings set by Zuni Carlene Leekity

Sterling silver hook and loop clasp.

Authentic Native American inlay bird necklace and earrings set by Zuni Carlene Leekity

Authentic Native American inlay bird necklace and earrings set by Zuni Carlene Leekity

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What is a Naja?

The Naja has its origin with the Moors in Spain. It is a good luck charm to ward off the evil eye. It was often used on the browband of Moorish Horses. It is thought that it came to Mexico via the Spanish Moors and from there was adopted by the Indians. The naja is the base pendant of many ornate squash blossom necklaces.


What is Foxtail?

Foxtail chain is a fine, strong chain made with two rows of oval links arranged at 45° to one another and connected by small flat links running down the chain’s centre. This creates a braided or woven effect with a directional grain and a fullness which gives the appearance of the hairs on a fox’s tail. Foxtail withstands the constant friction of beads moving around without fraying, breaking or stretching out of shape and is often used for stringing large or heavy beads that could cut or damage cord or string.

 

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewerly and Artifacts

Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal by exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even NOS.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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