This is a Navajo Cedar Berry Ghost Bead Necklace. The Legend goes that these necklaces keep the wearer safe from evil spirits, ghosts, and nightmares by representing an interconnection between the earth, plants, animals, and people.
48 X 2.5 X 0.6
All measurements were taken in centimeters. Measurements are listed as “length by width by height” or “height by diameter” unless otherwise noted.
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The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing: Historical Collection. (2018). "Navajo Ghost Bead Necklace" [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.molloy.edu/nur_hagan/930