Navajo Jacla Blue Turquoise Lapis Lazuli Heishi Necklace

$ 600.00

Navajo Jacla Blue Turquoise Lapis Lazuli Heishi Necklace

Striking Southwest style necklace handcrafted from Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Spiny Oyster Shell. Lots of Magic with this Beautiful Native American work of art. Contemporary artists use the jacla design in many ways such as this block turquoise jacla necklace..

A traditional Pueblo jewelry adornment, a jacla is two loops of heishi that were originally earrings and sometimes fastened to the bottom of a stone necklace as a pendant-like attachment. Jacla is Navajo for “ear string”. The Navajo spelling is the most commonly used version of the word. Jocla is also common but jackla is a phonetic mis-spelling. Although jaclas are attributed to the Rio Grande Pueblo Indians, they were traded with other tribes so have become associated with the Navajo as well. They are seen in vintage photos being worn by members of all southwest tribes, both men and women.

Gemstone: Turquoise / Lapis Lazuli / Spiny Oyster
Length: 19.29
Total Weight: 102.1g
Condition: Great pre-owned condition