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    • "Balangandas" Necklace

    • "Balangandas" Necklace
    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • A cast silver metal frame with two birds on a vine and dangles of hollow fruit, gourds and a wooden hand. This necklace is known as "balangandas" - originally a chain of amulets or charms (teeth, bells, horn, shell, etc.) worn by slaves as...
    • Dog Tooth Necklace

    • Dog Tooth Necklace
    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Necklace made of dog teeth, glass imitation dog teeth, and nassa shells. Dog teeth were sometimes used as trade goods.
    • Indo-Pacific Necklace

    • Indo-Pacific Necklace
    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Old Indo-Pacific glass beads and gold beads strung by a contemorary artist. Beads date to 1200 AD. Indo-Pacific beads are small monochrome glass beads made by the LADA technique. They were first made in India in 300 BC and subsequently in Sri...
    • Guatemala Necklace

    • Guatemala Necklace
    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Coral, glass and metal beads forming a necklace with a large silver crucifix pendant. The necklace uses several coins and silver crosses. Small metal pieces in shapes of limbs (arms, legs, etc.) and body parts (eyes) are called "milagros" which...
    • Straw Necklace

    • Straw Necklace
    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • A whimsical contemporary woven straw necklace consisting of a central purple grape cluster pendant with green leaves flaked by various fruit on each side. The rest of the necklace is mixed woven straw beads in bright, cheerful colors.
    • Peruvian Necklace

    • 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...
    • Metal Necklace

    • Metal Necklace
    • Dan Tribe
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • A necklace made up of 30 brass decorated teeth and old Venetian glass millefiori beads. The long brass pieces represent leopard teeth and the short brass teeth represent crocodile teeth.
    • Ethiopia Necklace

    • Ethiopia Necklace
    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • A necklace of 10 silver Coptic crosses and various black and white trade beads from Ethiopia. Coptic is the Christian religion of the area.
    • Amulet necklace

    • Amulet necklace
    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment -Necklace
    • A necklace of assorted silver amulets, coins, bracteats, beads and stones strung on twisted black cords with a larger diamond shaped silver prayer box at the center. Two of the amulets are stylized "Hands of Fatima" symbols. Amulets are thought...
    • Artist Bead Necklace

    • Artist Bead Necklace
    • Smircich, James
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • Contempory glass bead necklace in red, white and black made in 1993. James is a founding member of the ISGB (International Society of Glass Bead Makers) and an internationally celebrated teacher of glass bead making.
    • Konyak Necklace

    • 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 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...
    • Head Pendant Necklace

    • Head Pendant Necklace
    • Naga Tribe
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Necklace
    • A necklace made of netted glass seed beads supporting a bronze pendant with four heads. Two of the heads have mithan horns while the heads on either side have earrings with red wool tassles. Mithan are wild cattle tended by the Naga People....
    • Naga Amulet Necklace

    • 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...
    • Sherpa Coral Necklace

    • Sherpa Coral Necklace
    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Necklace
    • A necklace of 46 red glass Czech beads made to imitate coral. It is called Sherpa Coral because it is favored by the Sherpa People of Nepal.
    • Pre-Columbian Necklace

    • Pre-Columbian Necklace
    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Necklace
    • Five flat rectangular shell pieces with a hole in each corner of each rectangle (4 holes per shell), all strung together with shell heishi discs at both top and bottom. The top row continues around the neck. The shell dates to the Tairona Culture...
    • Blue Bead Necklace

    • 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...
    • Kond Necklace

    • Kond Necklace
    • Kond Tribe
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Necklace
    • A multi-strand necklace of red "whitehearts" alternating with sections of white glass beads. Each section is divided by 2 large brass bicone beads. Necklace is 42 in. long and 2 in. thick. "Whitehearts" are red glass beads with a white glass...
    • Kond Brass Necklace

    • Kond Brass Necklace
    • Kond Tribe
    • Personal Artifacts - Adornment - Necklace
    • It is a collection of antique brass round elements on string.
    • Ancient Glass Mixed Bead Necklace

    • Ancient Glass Mixed Bead Necklace
    • Unknown
    • Personal Artifact - Adornment - Necklace
    • A combination of Ancient glass beads dating from the Roman to Islamic Period, 63BC - 1400AD. Detail: The detail shows the bottom beads on the necklace strands and closeups of design motifs such as trailed lines are easy to see.

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