Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded collar
  • unknown Zulu maker
  • beaded collar, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • shell, beading
  • Object Diameter: 30 cm
    Object Diameter: 11 3/4 in
  • Gift of Barbara Michener
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3551

The beaded collar has a net-like design. There are bands of color from the inside to the outside consisting of green, dark blue and yellow, yellow, dark blue, light blue, dark blue, yellow, light blue, with a large white bead at the end of each strand. There is a shell button for closure.