University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:95-22-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maasai
Provenience: Tanzania
Date Made: c. 1979
Early Date: 1970
Late Date: 1979
Section:African
Materials:Leather
Bead
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Klaus, 1995

Description

Man's Necklace. Beads sown to surface of a flat leather strap which is slightly rounded at each end. At the rounded ends there is a hole for a thong to go through to tie it on. Part of the thong is there at one end. Row of flat disc beads down the middle, mostly red with 1 white and 2 yellow. Flanked on each side by 6 rows of small round beads, mostly blue on one side and light blue on the other with a regular interspersing of areas or rows of white/red to form a constant parallel pattern.


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