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leather and cowrie shell necklace
  • Burkina Faso
    active: Burkina Faso
  • leather and cowrie shell necklace, circa 1980
  • Where object was made: Burkina Faso
  • leather, shell, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 73.5 x 1.7 cm
    Object Height/Width: 28 15/16 x 11/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.001
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Black leather choker necklace with white cowrie shells sewn along the center. At each end there are two thin leather ties in the same color.