Necklace

Maker
Unknown Maker
Description
In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this necklace, from Graham Jackson. Jackson was a New Zealand anthropologist who spent time living with and researching the Kopon and the Kalam people of the Lower Kaironk Valley in Papua New Guinea.

Jackson fieldnotes: Necklace of 98 animal teeth (all drilled). Backed with two ply fibre cord. Made by men. Used in exchanges but not a prime valuable and worn by anyone at anytime. Teeth type mainly dog teeth plus various game animals. Wild animal = wal; teeth = meg.
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Media/Materials
Teeth and natural fibre.
Measurements
815 x 33mm - LxW
Department Collection Type
Object type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1974/64/32

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