Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Brazil
    active: Brazil
  • necklace, 1970s
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • plant fiber, macaw feathers, heron feathers, coiling
  • Object Length/Width: 46.5 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width: 18 5/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Haskell Springer
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, Metal Drawer 3
  • 2007.6531

The necklace has a woven pendant. The pendant is a disc of coiled plant fibers ranging from light brown to brown. The twisted plant fiber string from which it is suspended is decorated with two tube beads covered with small red and white feathers. A small tassel of white and brown feathers dangles from the pendant.