Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded choker
  • United States
  • beaded choker, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • beads, buckskin, cord
  • Object Length/Width: 68 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 26 3/4 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0483

The choker is made with translucent dark yellow tube beads, oriented vertically, and separated with short, light blue tube beads. It has light buckskin ties threaded through the last yellow bead on either end. Two medium blue beads are threaded over the buckskin ties to hold them in place.