1940s Navajo Squash Blossom, Kings Mannasa Turquoise
- 1940s Navajo Squash Blossom, Kings Mannasa Turquoise
- This is an interesting Navajo squash blossom
- It features the blue and green turquoise with reddish brown matrix Colorado’s King’s Mannasa mine.
- The heavy caronated sterling wire that was much in use in the 1940s forms the base of the naja.
- Seven hand cut, scalloped overlays circle the naja.
- Each is underlined with a single liquid silver drop.
- Scalloped, plain silver wire form the border frames.
- Next to straight cut bezels, lies a single twisted silver wire.
- The piece is still strung on its original fox braid.
- The small silver, bench made Navajo silver beads show a lot of use.
- This shows that the necklace is a beloved heirloom piece.
- The naja is 3 1/2″ long x 3 1/2″ wide.
- The necklace hangs 15 1/2″ long.