1970.78.12.1.0001 (Necklace)

1970.78.12.1.0001 (Necklace) image

The single strand necklace has alternating colors of black and white on the left string of the necklace. On the top of the right string there are vertebrae that leads into black and white colors which has an occasional tan coloring. After the black and white coloring there is a pattern of tan and black. Where the necklaces is tied there is a small section of braided chambira on one side.

Made from the vertebrae of the stingray, shells, seeds, and the finger bones of monkeys and thinly sliced thorns. Black and white "beads" and vertebrae necklace [sic]. The necklace was made for everyday wear and worn by both men and women.