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In New Guinea, particularly in urban areas, women create personal adornments out of plastic pieces, beads, or other items from inexpensive necklaces they purchase and disassemble. They then restring the necklaces with old beads and other traditional materials. This necklace combines traditional...

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Provenance

By 1967, Angoram, Sepik, Papua New Guinea; 1967, to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

Papua New Guinea, Sepik, 20th century, 1950–2000

Object Place

Papua New Guinea

Dimensions

Overall: 42 x 16 x 3 cm (16 9/16 x 6 5/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2756

Medium or Technique

Melo shell, pink plastic, nylon thread

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pectorals