Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded choker
  • United States or Canada
  • beaded choker, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: North America
  • string, buckskin, beading, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 76.5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 30 1/8 x 1 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0484

This is a three strand choker-style necklace. It has three segments with off white tube beads, flanked by translucent red faceted beads, translucent light blue three-pointed beads and translucent faceted beads. It is interspersed with segments of the same kinds of beads without the off-white tube beads. The segments are separated by dark brown leather spacers. There are translucent faceted beads at the ends with blue-green buckskin ties.