Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Native Alaskan peoples
  • bracelet, 1930s–1948
  • Where object was made: Alaska Territory (present-day Alaska), United States
  • ivory, elastic, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 1.6 x 5.8 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5/8 x 2 1/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Traw
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5008

The strand of flat trapezoidal ivory beads is strung on two strands of elastic. Each trapezoid has a light colored center and brown on three of the edges. The beads are arranged so the light colored portions are adjacent for two beads.