Petite Squash Blossom Necklace – have you ever seen one?

Hi Paula,

I have a petite squash blossom that I’ve never seen another like it. Measures 12 1/4″ end to end, the naja is 1/2 x 1/2″. How you ever seen one this small? Maker?

Pamela

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Hi Pamela,

I’ve never seen one quite like yours but I’d guess either:

Navajo made OR

Native American style, shop made such as Bell Trading type piece OR

imported (not NA made)

Here is a small Navajo made squash blossom necklace – it is 16 inches long and made with 3 mm beads.

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Miniature Squash Blossom Necklace by Larry Curley

You can see how small it is by the dime in the photo – similar scale to yours I’d think.

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Here is a small Zuni needlepoint squash blossom necklace that is 18″ long and the Naja is 1 1/2″ x 1 1/4″

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Miniature Zuni Needlepoint Squash Blossom Necklace by Lorena Peina

Paula

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3 thoughts on “Petite Squash Blossom Necklace – have you ever seen one?

  1. These small necklaces were intended for children, to wear to parties, to ceremonials and worn by the natives for whom they were initially made. Assuming it’s a genuine piece and not an import. From what I can see of it it’s really nice. I always like to see the backs, the clasps, all the details and those aren’t available on the picture but I like what I do see. Linda

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