Navajo silversmith Alex Sanchez, known for his unique and contemporary petroglyph style pieces, created this beautiful pendant in the same style. The piece showcases a stylized woman, and depicts what he has labeled “grandmother,” its body comprising a sterling panel cut on one side with a wavy pattern, oxidized and textured along the surface and appliqued with various petroglyph patterns. These designs include whirlwinds, dragonflies, rounded and flattened sterling dots, and crosses. The top center showcases appliqued sterling dots and a naja, creating a traditional squash blossom necklace, from which protrudes a single, rounded triangular turquoise piece. The stone is set in a simple sterling silver bezel, is blue-green in color, and contains portions of brown matrix running throughout. 4″ long including bail x 1 1/8″ wide.