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necklace with pendant
  • Plains peoples
  • necklace with pendant, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Great Plains
  • buckskin, cloth, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 71.5 x 6 cm length includes buckskin strip
    Object Length/Width: 28 1/8 x 2 3/8 in length includes buckskin strip
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1423

The beaded necklace has a pendant. The necklace portion is cloth, with strings of beads wrapped around it, to give it dimension. The blocks of color are dark green, dark blue (flanked by red), medium blue, dark blue (flanked by red), yellow, thin band of dark green, pink, thin band of dark blue, and light blue.

The pendant, attached at the green ends, is diamond shaped buckskin with decoration on both sides. Side one is light blue, with a dark yellow band across the middle flanked by dark blue stripes. Side two is a pink field with a band of yellow across the middle flanked by bands of light blue.

There is a dark blue and white beaded tuft on the side points, and two long strips of buckskin at the bottom point.