Early Vintage Jacla Jocla Turquoise Shell Heishi Pendant or Choker Necklace. Acquired as old dead pawn in about 1984 in Santa Fe, NM. Old pair of jaclas vintage.Complete with red bead ends converted to choker. Measures about 15 inches from end to end. Turquoise heishe beads measure about ¼ in diameter. Shell corn at center of each jacla measure about 5/8 x 3/8 each.
Silver hand-wrought wire hook and eye closure. 37 g on postal scale. May be worn as a choker necklace or jacla added to longer necklace.Monitors make it difficult to determine actual color so I've included hotos in natural light on background of cement, grass, maple chair and a blue picnic table painted with Rustoleum Oasis Blue. The information provided in this listing is to the best of my knowledge and there is no wish nor intent of any misrepresentation. A little information found on the web...
No matter how you spell it, what is it. A traditional Pueblo jewelry adornment, a jacla is two loops of heishi that were originally earrings and sometimes fastened to the bottom of a stone necklace as a pendant-like attachment.
Jacla is Navajo for ear string. The Navajo spelling is the most commonly used version of the word. Jocla is also common but jackla is a phonetic mis-spelling. Although jaclas are attributed to the Rio Grande Pueblo Indians, they were traded with other tribes so have become associated with the Navajo as well. They are seen in vintage photos being worn by members of all southwest tribes, both men and women.
In the oldest style necklaces, the jacla is a pair of loop earrings tied onto the necklace. Please see my other listings. Ive been collecting Native American jewelry for more than 40 years and its time to re-home some of the pieces I do not wear and my grown children have no interest in retaining. Nope, were not a store or a business; just a home with grown children that boomeranged home. Ours is a NON-SMOKING HOME.
The item "Vintage old pawn double strand Jacla Heishi Shell Necklace Jackla Jocla Joclas" is in sale since Saturday, August 4, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "stretchingdabudget" and is located in Salinas, California. This item can be shipped to United States.