Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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men's necklace
  • unknown Ayoreo maker
  • men's necklace, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • seeds, Amazon parrot feathers, animal skin, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 40.5 x 13 cm
    Object Length/Width: 15 15/16 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5240

The single strand necklace is made of brown seeds on twisted plant fiber string. It has a tassel of bright green feathers at the front and orange and dark green feathers at regular intervals on the sides. It has two pieces of animal skin with light colored fur and brown spots secured on twisted plant fiber string near the front of the necklace.