Zuni Turquoise Needlepoint Squash Blossom
Zuni sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom necklace by artist H. Meliken. This artist's beautiful and unique style combines fine sterling silver details with traditional turquoise needlepoint and inlay. Each blossom is set with a sunface inlaid in the center using turquoise, jet, and mother-of-pearl between fine sterling silver channels. The faces are ringed by a row of long hand carved needlepoint rays. The curved naja is edged by fine hand carve needlepoint turquoise and features the top half of the sunface rising over the edge. Between the features are finely wrought designs in hand twisted sterling silver wire. The pendant measures 2 1/4 inches diameter.