Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Samoan peoples
  • necklace, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: American Samoa
  • nuts?, cowrie shells, plastic
  • Object Length/Width: 40 x 11.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 15 3/4 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Fritz W. Forbes
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4003

The single strand of large brown flat nuts are each separated by four cowrie shells. There is a small cowrie tassel. They are possibly strung on fishing line.