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Beaded Necklace For this last necklace is probably the most iconic or wide see necklace . I think this necklace express all of the different symbolical themes that some of the rest of them have. Some of the materials in this that stand out is the brass of the and the conch shells. Another thing to add is how they twisted the strands to make a string like necklace.

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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Crow 493
Descriptions
leather 2024 shells 78 brass 1442 rawhide 1018 shell disc glass faceted fringe 575 Beads 2617 conch 12 twisted 40 commercially tanned 94
Names
necklace 239
Date:
ca. 1885
Dimensions:
overall length: 19.5 in, width: 10.25 in, diameter of shells: 2.875 in
Remarks:
Dress and Adornment - Personal Adornment and Ritual Regalia. Man's loop necklace - 13 strands of shell disc beads strung on rawhide with turquoise faceted glass bead in center of each strand, brass bead at each end. Strands attached to commercially tanned leather straps with brass tack design. Twisted rawhide fringe and neck tie thong. Two large conch shell discs on each side of top; smaller one in center with two brass beads.
Accession Number:
NA.203.763

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