Africian Masai Necklace/Ceremonial Wedding Beaded Necklace from Kenya.
The collar has inside measurement of 6” and and outside measurement of 9” with the addition of 2 triangle pieces made of beads extending 3/4” of an inch on either side.
The collar has a beaded width of 1-3/4”
This Necklace/Collar is made from a circle of hide with hand sewn beads. It appears as though there are two beads sewn onto pine cone seeds. ( (over 100 of them)
The collar is brightly decorated with owls of bright yellow , ten red , black ad green beads. The inner circle of pine cone seed/with the beads has one blue and one white bead on each. The outer row of pine cone seeds with two seed beads-one red one white. Th e outer row of seeed beads os sone mostly is red and green wit a few white, red and black added along the bottom.
There is a rectangular hanging of beads sewn on t the leather hide. 1 row Blue, 4 rows white, 3 rows red, 3 rows green, 3 rows blue, 3 rows pink, 2 rows yellow, 2 rows white and 1 row of blue. From this hangs a 13-1/2” string of blue beads and one of clear. From the end of each hangs a shell.
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This item is very good antique condition.
This item came from a private collection.