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
  • beads, seeds, ocelot or monkey teeth, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 36 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 14 1/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Bart Dean
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5128

The single strand of small brown seeds is interspersed with segments of red or white beads. There are small teeth at one end of the necklace. It is strung on twisted plant fiber.