Necklace of beads

Maker
Unknown Maker
Description
In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this necklace of beads, 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 beads fashioned from a section of native grass threaded into two ply fibre cord. These two necklaces have lost their beads. They are made by males and worn by both sexes.
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Natural fibre beads and cord.
Measurements
210 x 88 x 20mm - HxWxD
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1974/64/8

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