Authentic Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Tufa Cast Naja Pendants
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Naja E has Pilot Mtn. turquoise stone.
(Collar shown is not included.)
Custer - Navajo
$135 each plus s/h
Paula says - "These are well made naja pendants, tufa cast by hand."
What is the Naja Symbol?
The horseshoe shaped naja originated 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 Navajo Indians. The naja is the base pendant of many ornate squash blossom necklaces: read more . . .
What does Tufa Cast mean?
Tufa cast, or sand cast, items are made using a procedure developed by Navajo silversmiths in the mid 1800s. It is a labor-intensive process that involves many steps. Read more . . .