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The Dine (Navajo) have long been admired for their ability to incorporate new ways of art making into their culture. The art of silversmithing represents one of these accomplishments. Atsidi Chon, a Dine (Navajo) man, is believed to have learned silverwork from a Mexican craftsman sometime in the late 1860s. This type of necklace became a popular design form among Dine (Navajo) silversmiths and is referred to as a squash blossom necklace.
length 16 in