From: Truk Islands | Tol Islands | Tol | Wonip

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 2013-18-88A
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Truk Islands | Tol Islands | Tol | Wonip
Section Oceanian
Materials Clam Shell | Snail Shell

Thirty-eight small black snail shells alternating with small white clam shells, strung on nylon line. Party favor given to judges and other dignitaries at a December 26th Aruuan Kirisimas (Second Christmas) hymn singing contest in the village of Chuyukiano on the island of Tol, circa 1966. As the only American living on the island at the time the collector was seated at the head table and received the necklaces.

Length 63 cm
Credit Line Gift of Stephen B. Richmond, 2013

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