Navajo Beads by Maggie Bitsuie
The creator of this gorgeous strand of beads has been identified as Maggie Bitsuie. The stamp used here, is exactly the same tool used to create a strand dated 1931 in the CG Wallace Sotheby Parke Bernet Auction catalogue 1975.
The CG Wallace Collection of American Indian Art Auction 14, 15, & 16, 1975. Page 27, #136. Title:
There is currently a short 5″ extension of silver pressed beads attached giving the overall necklace more length- this has immediate “on or off” silver fittings.
Length of Maggies’ beads 20 1/2″ (52cm)
or 25 1/2″ the including extension as indicated length in picture.
Diameter of smallest bead 4/8″ (1.2cm)
Diameter of largest bead 3/4″ (2cm)
Weight-well over 100 grams
$ 2,550.00 (USD)