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long braided necklace
  • United States
  • long braided necklace, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • beads, buckskin, beading
  • Object Length: 69.5 cm
    Object Length: 27 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0519

The three strings of beads braided into a long strand are joined at the end with a buckskin tassel. The braided strings are mixes of light blue, tan, and red beads. The ends are joined with a buckskin tube, wrapped with light green beads. There is a fringe at the top and a long flap left undecorated with a slit. There is a buckskin tube near the end, lacking fringe, but decorated with vertical stripes of yellow and red. There is a third buckskin tube, opposite the end, with short fringe at either end and wrapped with light blue beads.