Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded neck ring
  • unknown Ndebele maker
  • beaded neck ring, late 1900s–1982
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • plant fiber, beading
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4.5 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 3/4 x 11 in
  • Gift of Reinhild Janzen
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3368
Label Text

The bundle of plant fiber is in a round form and is completely wrapped with a single strand of translucent red and translucent dark red beads.

It was frequently worn in sets of two or three.