Vintage Turquoise And Heishi Jocla Necklace

Western Trading Post

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WTP. NE4282
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Offered here today is a vintage turquoise and Heishi jocla necklace. This grand necklace features numerous turquoise beads of various sizes and shapes strung between light tan and gray Heishi beads. There are four nice joclas of turquoise beads, with shell and coral accents, tied to the bottom of the necklace. The necklace and joclas are both strung on a wax cord and the neck is conjoined by a Pueblo wrap.
Jocla is the Navajo word for "ear string". The Navajo and Pueblo natives would often wear all their jewelry for safekeeping. Their extra “ear strings” or earrings, were often tied to the bottom of their necklaces. Later, this evolved into a popular necklace style. A great add to any collection. 
MAKER: Unmarked. 
APPROX AGE: Vintage (meaning somewhere between the 1930s to 1970s). 
SIZE: This necklace measures approximately 30 inches from end to end, and the joclas measures 4 to 6 inches from top to bottom. The total weight for this item is 174.7 grams.
CONDITION: Good for its age, normal wear expected. Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description and are hereby incorporated into the description, specifically with regards to condition.