Squash Blossom Necklace signed 1973
Artist Signed in etching pen by Vickie Tortalita Jan 25, 1973 Sterling Silver and Bright Blue Natural Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace.
Handmade beads with 14 applied blossoms adorn this understated version of a traditional Pueblo American Indian necklace style.
The crescent pendant at the bottom is called the Naja and it is a symbol of fertility. This Naja is made with heavy silver wire that has been twisted and forged, with handmade leaves applied to each terminal and 3 natural turquoise stones carefully set.
26" in length with the Naja measuring 2 1/2" wide and 3" tall. Finished with a heavy hook and eye clasp and strung on silver foxtail chain.