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nut lei (necklace)
  • Samoan peoples
  • nut lei (necklace), late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: American Samoa
  • wiliwili nuts, plastic
  • Object Length: 43.5 cm
    Object Length: 17 1/8 in
  • Gift of Fritz W. Forbes
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4013

The single strand of red round nuts is identified as wiliwili nuts, with black spots. They are strung on plastic cord that is somewhat rigid.