Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Guaraní peoples
  • necklace, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: São Paulo, Brazil
  • seeds, chicken quills and feathers, toucan feathers
  • Object Length/Width: 43 x 10.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 16 15/16 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6520

The single strand necklace is made from round light grey seeds. There are two red seeds at the front center and two tufts of grey and brown feathers a short distance up either side of the necklace. There are six quills at even intervals as tube beads.