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, seeds, monkey teeth
  • Object Length/Width: 36 x 20 cm
    Object Length/Width: 14 1/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5135

The necklace has multiple strands of orange beads that join to a single twisted fiber plant tie on either end. The beads on the shorter strands are interspersed with small seeds and teeth on the lower strands.