Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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long braided necklace
  • United States
  • long braided necklace, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • beads, buckskin
  • Object Length: 84 cm
    Object Length: 33 1/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0529

The braided strands of beads are mixed: white, translucent orange, yellow, dark blue, very light blue, and colorless beads. The short buckskin tube with short fringe at either end is wrapped with a string of beads. There is a buckskin tab with a long slit where the two ends of the braided strand comes together. A portion of the buckskin tab is wrapped with beads. There is short buckskin fringe at the top.