Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Urarina maker
  • necklace, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • plant fiber, beads, monkey teeth, shell, seeds
  • Object Length/Width: 31 x 14 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 3/16 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5124

The single strand of twisted plant fiber is strung with red beads and large spiral shells at the front. There are small brown seeds (round and pointed) and small teeth interspersed with red beads.