Squash Blossom Necklace

New Mexico State Necklace

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Native American squash blossom necklace

Native American squash blossom necklace; photo by Maegan Tintari on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Native American Squash Blossom Necklace

New Mexico designated the native American squash blossom necklace as the official state necklace in 2011; one of the most characteristic of Southwest Indian jewelry designs. 

The squash blossom necklace was not traditional until after the arrival of Europeans, when Navajo silversmiths adopted the crescent-shaped "naja" of the Spanish into their own artwork.

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