Navajo

Navajo Turquoise and Heishi Joclas c. 1960-70s, 16" Long (J10457)

$285.00
Product
J10457

Additional Information

  • Circa: 1960-70s
  • Size: 16''
65g, 16" length. Acquired from a private collection in Arizona. The word “heishi” means “shell,” although today it is often used to describe the cut style of beads that are small, flat, disc-shapes. "Jocla" is the Navajo word for "ear string." It is sometimes also spelled "jacla" or "joclah." The Navajo and Pueblo natives would often wear all their jewelry for safekeeping on their person. So their extra "ear strings" or earrings, where often tied to the bottom of their necklaces. Later, this evolved into a necklace style.

Navajo Turquoise and Heishi Jocla c. 1960-70s, 16"
Navajo Turquoise and Heishi Joclas c. 1960-70s, 16" Long (J10457) Navajo Turquoise and Heishi Jocla c. 1960-70s, 16"
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