Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • necklace, late 1800s–2002
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • palm fiber, beads
  • Object Length/Width: 31 x 10 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 3/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5116

The multistrand necklace of beads is joined to a single strand of palm fiber cord that ties in the back. Most of the strands are single colors: dark blue, light blue, orange, and black. Two of the strands have two colors: light blue and yellow or dark green and translucent blue.