Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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men's necklace
  • unknown Ipili-Payala maker
  • men's necklace, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • cassowary quills, yaguli seeds, pig tail fur, metal
  • Object Length/Width: longest 36 x 13.5 cm width does not include fur
    Object Length/Width: longest 14 1/8 x 5 5/16 in width does not include fur
    Object Length/Width: shortest 21 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Width: shortest 8 1/4 x 1 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3958

The necklace is currently in two pieces and is possibly missing a segment. There are two curved lengths of black cassowary quills, each with a red seed at one end. The longer quill has a metal spring at the end and a tuft of fur from a pig's tail near the middle.