Among Native American jewelry, the dragonfly double-bar cross is among my favorite forms. Also known as the "Isleta Cross," named for the pueblo just south of Albuquerque, NM, it is a very old design that is said to have originated with the Moors and brought to this area via the Spanish. From a website about this form: "To the Pueblo Indians the double-bar cross was very similar to the dragonfly symbol of their culture, so many Puebloans incorporated the Isleta cross in their jewelry. By the early twentieth century, Pueblo artisans made elegant necklaces with a large central cross as a pendant and smaller crosses along the sides interspersed with beads." In the Southwest, you can find this design in the petroglyphs. Dragonflies are venerated by Native American cultures, in part for the fact that they signal water, which is life-giving in the arid Southwest. This cross carries a hallmark H with a smaller Y underneath. There is a Navajo hallmark for Henry Yazzie that is somewhat similar, but I don't believe this is the same maker.
The cross measures about 1-3/4" across by about 3-1/4" tall and closer to 3-3/4" including the bail. The opening at the top measures a little over 3/8" in diameter, large enough to fit over a not-too-big Navajo Pearls necklace. The cross is in good condition, with some scratches in the silver and some tarnish.
Symbol of life.
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