Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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necklace
  • Urarina peoples
  • necklace, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Chambira basin, Loreto, Peru
  • beads, seeds, monkey teeth, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 26 x 29 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 1/4 x 11 3/8 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5119
Description

The multiple strands of beads and seeds are joined to a single strand of twisted plant fiber to tie. There are strands of beads in light blue, yellow, red and colorless beads. There are strands of small brown seeds with beads and the longest strand has small brown seeds, separated by beads with teeth along the front segment.