Necklace with horse teeth, Chippewa Indians, 1901-1920.

Exton, David

 
Necklace with horse teeth, Chippewa Indians, 1901-1920.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

Detail of a necklace made by the Chippewa people. It consists of 18 teeth interspersed with red glas beads on a cloth band. The teeth are taken from domestic horses, mainly at the age of 10. A brown discolouring of the teeth is created by contact with human skin and indicates that the necklace has been used.

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10311708

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