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REDUCED These lovely vintage earrings are a represention of the traditional wedding baskets woven by the Navajo and used for centuries in religious ceremonies at Navajo weddings. The woven wedding basket has a distinct pattern of representation. The edge of the basket, a lighter color, represents the brightening skies as dawn approaches. The center design features four points to represent the Navajo's four sacred mountains, and the opening into the center (which Navajos believe should never be pointed downward) signifies an outlet for our thoughts. The bright red weave is the hallmark of sunshine, and is a blessing for Navajo health and spirituality. Black is for darkness, and a time to restore our bodies and minds. The lacing of the weave around the basket's edge represent our roots and human life. And the very center of the basket is representative of the emergence of he Diné, the opening for the First Holy One to come into the First World. (ref: Ashtl'o,"I weave the Traditional Navajo Way") These earrings are made of sterling silver and are deeply etched. They have a copper wash over the band that surrounds the center stone. On one of the earrings, the copper wash has slightly faded on one side but it doesn't greatly deter from the overall beauty of these earrings, and I have set the price lower because of this. They each have a lovely light blue carico lake turquoise stone in the center measuring approx. 4mm. They are for pierced ears and have sterling silver post and backs. The earrings measure 3/4" in diameter. They will make a lovely addition to your Native American jewelry collection. Please ask any questions prior to purchasing. Be sure to visit my store for more interesting pieces of vintage Native American jewelry and much more! Thank you for viewing this listing and have a pleasant day!

Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Wedding Basket Earrings


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  • Vintage item
  • Materials: sterling silver, turquoise
  • Only ships within United States.
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