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    • Blue Bead Necklace

    • Konyak Tribe
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Necklace
    • Ninety-five (95) blue glass beads with a brass head pendant. The head has metal loop dangle earrings. Only a warrior who had taken a head was supposed to wear pendants like this. The Konyak and other Naga tribes were once headhunters. This...
    • Artist Beads

    • Holland, Sage
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Bead
    • An assemblage of contemporary glass beads by Sage Holland made in 1993. The top left bead and center bead are "eye beads". The evil eye is a belief that apparently developed around the Mediterranean area in Neolithic times. It holds that a...
    • Belt

    • Jivaro Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Personal Gear - Belt
    • Red, yellow, blue and white striped cloth with fringes of fiber with red and black beads, Job's Tears, large pieces of shell and brown buckeye seed pods. The red and black seeds are poisonous. From catalog "Seashells: The First Ornament:" TBM...
    • "Nueva Cadiz" Beads

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Bead
    • Six "Nueva Cadiz" beads from Chan Chan, Peru, thought to date from the 15th-16th centuries. These are distinctive square tubular blue glass beads, some twisted, originally found only in South America. They get their name from Nueva Cadiz,...
    • Peruvian Necklace

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Three "Nueva Cadiz" necklaces. Left: Mixture of mixed glass Nueva Cadiz beads, shell tubes and glass chevrons with a spindle whorl pendant. Center: A necklace of 28 blue glass Nueva Cadiz beads with a drop pendant. The pendant consists of a...
    • Czech Glass Bead Strand

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Beads
    • A strand of 23 molded Czech glass melon beads in white, red, light blue and one yellow. They were probably made to imitate Indian agate beads.
    • Konyak Necklace

    • Naga Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • This is a multi-strand necklace of small glass seed beads in red, orange, and navy blue. Strands meet at knotted fiber on each side and 2 Indian coins are used as the closure. This necklace was worn by Konyak people, one of the many Naga tribes. ...
    • Naga Ao Necklace

    • Naga Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • A Naga tribal necklace made of light blue wound glass beads, 2 large cylindrical pieces of white chank shell, black and white spotted glass beads and carnelian ovals alternating with long-stemed brass bells. Square chank shell pieces used for...
    • Naga Amulet Necklace

    • Naga Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Nine metal pendants strung with 74 glass and shell beads ending with a square chank shell closure. Orange glass beads and chank shell beads form a backdrop for 9 brass and bronze amulet pendants. The amulets have raised circular designs and show...
    • Ladakh Anklet

    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifacts - Personal Gear - Anklet
    • Oblate graduated turquoise blue glass beads with alternating brass bells in the central area strung on cotton string. A small brass bell is used as a clasp.

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