Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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monkey tooth necklace
  • Bolivia
  • monkey tooth necklace, late 1800s–1916
  • Where object was made: Madidi River, La Paz (department), Bolivia
  • monkey tooth, string, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 26 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 10 1/4 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Allen Sterling
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7228
Description

The single strand necklace is made from light brown string with small teeth along the entire length.

The necklace is intended to be a charm against malaria and fever.