Teller Indian jewelry handmade navajo pendant coral naja crescent sterling silver
Teller Indian jewelry handmade navajo pendant coral naja crescent sterling silver detail
Teller Indian jewelry handmade navajo pendant coral naja crescent sterling silver side view

Teller Coral Naja Pendant

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Handmade by Navajo artists on the Navajo Reservation, below the Lukachukai Mountains. The artists are self-taught, and incorporate traditional Navajo symbols and themes into each piece. 

This sterling silver naja pendant is decorated with coral stones. 

The naja is a crescent-shaped piece that is often worn alone as a pendant or as the center piece of a  squash blossom necklace in Southwestern Indian jewelry.

The word “naja” is the Navajo word for “crescent”. Navajo Indian silversmiths began incorporating the naja design into their jewelry. The Navajo were the main Indian tribe that made the najas, but they were also made by some Pueblo tribes as well.