Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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necklace
  • Urarina peoples
  • necklace, late 1800s–2002
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • palm fiber, seeds, gum resin?, shell, ocelot teeth
  • Object Length/Width: 32.5 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 3/4 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5115
Description

The necklace has seven strands of black seeds joined to a single plant fiber cord that ties at the back. There are two teeth, one shell, and a brown seed at the front bottom on the longest strand.