Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Peru
  • necklace, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: Talara, Peru
  • seeds (Coix lacryma-jobi), plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width: 59 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 23 1/4 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Charles Stough
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6825

The wide necklace has nine strands held together with plant fiber bindings at regular intervals. There are triangles of black seeds that alternate with diagonal rows of white seeds. Because the triangles originate from different sides, the diagonal lines change orientation.