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string and cowrie shell necklace
  • Krio peoples
  • string and cowrie shell necklace, 1975
  • Where object was made: Sierra Leone
  • string, macrame, shell, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 54.5 x 17 cm
    Object Length/Width: 21 7/16 x 6 11/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.003

Blue string necklace that is braided for the upper lengths and at the bottom there is a triangular panel of macrame. At the bottom edge of the macrame panel there are 28 blue strings with cowrie shells attached to the ends of the string. The top of the necklace is knotted.