• Format/Object name:

    Squash-blossom necklace and earrings

  • Date created:


  • Artists/Makers:

    Fred Begay, Diné (Navajo), ca. 1925-2004 and Bodie McCray, Diné (Navajo), 1933-2002

  • Place:

    Gallup; McKinley County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)

  • Media/Materials:

    Silver, turquoise, silver bead/beads, metal jewelry findings

  • Techniques:

    Cast, hammered, channel inlay, stamped

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Made by the artists while they were employed by Woodard's Indian Arts and Crafts (Gallup, New Mexico); purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the Department of the Interior Indian Craft Shop (Washington, DC) in 1969; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.

  • Dimensions:

    37.8 x 11.1 x 1.2 cm

  • Catalog number:


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