Three Horned Toad Necklace with Hand-Made Chain by Ben Yazzie, Jr. (09)

22 1/2"


How Navajo artist Ben Yazzie so precisely translates sterling silver sheet and wire into such exacting replicas of the esteemed Horned Toad is far beyond the ability of most silversmiths. Horned Toads are loved to the point of reverence in the culture of the Navajo and are believed to be the most adoring and benevolent creatures in return. So much so that they are referred to as Chei or Grandfather. Ben’s amazingly lifelike necklace honors both the inner and outer forms of Grandfather Horned Toad.