Ghost Bead Medallion Necklace
These Necklaces are strung with seed beads, juniper seeds and bone (1 1/8") beads. The medallion is beaded with juniper seeds and seed beads sewn on buckskin leather then finished off with 3 hanging ghost bead tassels (jaclas).
Medallion: 1 7/8' - 2 1/4"
What is a jacla?
Traditionally, a heishi necklace would have a secondary pendant called a jacla tied on. Originally, the jacla was a pair of heishi earrings that were tied onto the necklace. Later, loops of heishi specific for this purpose were tied onto the lower center of the heishi necklace. A variation of this is a heishi necklace with vertical slab or chunk stones at the center or a layered disc with bead loops hanging from the disc.