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braided necklace with a medallion
  • Mamie Mitchell
    born: Mesquakie settlement, Iowa, United States ; died: United States
  • braided necklace with a medallion, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, beads, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 51 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 20 1/16 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1792

The two strands each of white, light blue, and brown beads are braided into a necklace joined in the front with a large light blue bead. The looped beaded fringe is in the same colors with large white beads at the ends. The beaded medallion on the leather slider has a green field, red border, and a starburst design in red and dark blue.