Ingot Silver Naja on Red Padre Trade Bead Necklace

The Naja, or crescent symbol, was used as a talisman for protection. The Moors created ornaments with this symbol to adorn their horses bridles to ward off evil eye. This classic handmade Ingot silver Naja pendant hangs elegantly on a necklace of red Padre trade beads. Padre beads are glass beads that originated in China but were used widely in Africa. In the late 18th century, these beads spread into the Southwest, following the movements of Spanish traders. The necklace is 15-16 inches in length, and the naja pendant is 3 inches wide.