Tukano. <em>Charm Necklace</em>, mid–20th century. Palm nut, seeds, plant fiber, 6 1/4 × 3/4 × 8 1/4 in. (15.9 × 1.9 × 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of E.R. Squibb and Sons, 61.89. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 61.89_acetate_bw.jpg)

Charm Necklace


Medium: Palm nut, seeds, plant fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:mid–20th century

Dimensions: 6 1/4 × 3/4 × 8 1/4 in. (15.9 × 1.9 × 21 cm)



Accession Number: 61.89

Image: 61.89_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Necklace decorated with animal- and human-figurine beads separated by black seed beads. The animals consist of 5 frogs, 3 beetles, 2 lizards, 1 turtle, 1 winged insect (cicada?), and 1 bird. There are two human figurines carved out of an orange-brown material. The winged insect and bird beads are carved out of the same material; all the other animals are carved out of black coconut shell. The beads are strung onto a plant-fiber cord. Condition: good; some of the small seed beads are broken or are breaking.

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