Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Guaraní maker
  • necklace, late 1800s–1964
  • Where object was made: São Paulo, Brazil
  • seeds, chicken feathers
  • Object Length/Width: 82 x 5.5 cm length "unfolded"
    Object Length/Width: 32 5/16 x 2 3/16 in length "unfolded"
  • Gift from the Estate of Karl Menninger and his family
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6525

The single strand necklace is made from round light grey seeds. There is a single large brown nut at the front center. There are two tufts of grey and brown feathers a short distance up either side of the necklace. It is currently broken.