Handmade Copper Naja Pendant with Sterling Silver Sphere. Hand forged from 8 gauge copper wire and 24 gauge copper sheet with a hidden copper tube bail. Texture has been added. Comes on a faux leather cord 18 inches with a 2-inch extender. Ready to ship
With probable Paleolithic origins, the inverted crescent form (called Naja by the Navajo) has represented the Phoenician goddess of fertility, Astarte, and is mentioned in the Book of Judges among the “ornaments on camels’ necks.” The Moors – who dominated Spain for eight centuries – adopted the crescent as a horse’s bridle ornament, to protect the horse and rider from “the evil eye”. The Spanish then brought the idea to the Americas in the late 16th century.