Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • necklace, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • ocelot or monkey teeth, cloth, palm fiber, beads
  • Object Length/Width: 24 x 18 cm
    Object Length/Width: 9 7/16 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5137

The multiple strands of red beads are strung on plant fiber and come together to a single plant fiber tie at either end. Three strands are beads only and two strands are beads interspersed with teeth.