The squash blossom has a long cultural history. In the US it is related to the Native American mostly of the Southwest.
While squash blossom imagery can be found in petroglyphs (rock art) that pre-date European contact in the Southwest, it is generally believed that the squash blossom necklace was created in the late 1870s or early 1880s after the native people of the area made contact with Spanish or Mexicans.
The Navajo, it is believed, were the first tribe to adopt the design, but by the early 1900s, the art form had spread to neighboring tribes, including the Zuni and the Pueblo.
How did this design get its name?
It is believed that the squash blossom is a design taken from the flowery part of the squash plant, which, along with corn and beans, (called the three sisters) are the crops that Native Americans relied on in the Southwest and other parts of North America.
The Symbolism of the squash blossom design is open to interpretations of which there are many.
Fashion Trends for the squash blossom necklace are cyclical and most recently peaked in the early 1970s, when the bohemian fashion trends. Now, they are making a comeback.
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