Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wedding necklace
  • unknown Maasai maker
  • wedding necklace, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • beads, leather, wire
  • Object Length/Diameter: 79 x 16 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 31 1/8 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift of Karen Sueetta Joyce
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0915

Green, yellow, orange, white, and dark blue beads are sewn onto a circle of leather with a wire clasp. A small rectangle at the front is beaded in yellow and red with five long beaded strings in front, one of white, yellow, and red and two of light blue.