Navajo Shell Necklace
3: PERSONAL ARTIFACTS
Nomenclature Classification Term
A Navajo multi-strand turquoise, shell, and coral beaded necklace with hanging joined strands.
51 cm L
35 cm W
3 cm D
Fiber (cotton), Stone (coral, turquoise, jet, shell)
The necklace was strung, twisted, tied, cut, and drilled.
Beaded (shell, coral, turquoise, jet)
This necklace is in very good condition with some general signs of wear and slight discoloration on the string.
2022 Cat: Ellie Harrison
2022 Cat: See page 116-188, 127, and 145 (Tanner) for examples of "chunk bead work" with "jaclah" pendant
Cataloging: Consulted References
Southwest Indian Craft Arts by Clara Lee Tanner