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"Village Women" necklace

The necklace consists of nine large beads on viton rubber cord. The beads may be placed in a sculptural group when not worn as a necklace. For each bead, Premo and Sculpey polymer clay was layered amd sculpted in the basic form and then cured. The form was then colored with permanent inks and...

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Kathleen Dustin in white cursive script on base of last bead on left.


Between 2002 and 2009, created by the artist Kathleen Dustin of Contoocook, NH; gift of Dustin to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Kathleen Dustin

American, 2009


Height x width x depth x diameter: 7.6 x 6.4 x 2.5 x 25.5 cm (3 x 2 1/2 x 1 x 10 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Polymer clay, gold leaf, and fluroelastomer rubber cord


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands