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Neckpiece

Description: Southwestern Native American Indian half breastplate. Breastplate is formed by three vertical rows of 3” imitation hairpipe bone and brass, red, blue and light blue beads separated by leather thongs. The bottom row is formed by 2” imitation hairpipe bone and brass, red, blue and light blue beads ending in brass bells. Padded leather suede band forms neckpiece for over the neck.
Date: 2000/2010
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Beaded necklace

Description: Necklace of openwork beading. Large central section is U-shaped with diamond shaped sections of black and white beading with diamond shaped centers of red and orange with blue centers at the sides, and large triangular center of black and white beading with a red and yellow center design. Fringed loops of black, red, yellow and white hang from the base of the triangular center. Tie closure of braided tan cotton threads.
Date: 1975/1999
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Beaded neckpiece

Description: Necklace for festival outfit of the Boysun Tribe, Surxondaryo (Surkhandarya) Province, southern Uzbekistan. E) Bead Necklace. "Bib" style, with wide main portion of latticed clear beads overlaid with a field of shell/mother of pearl buttons. Vertical strands of beads along top, attaching to choker band with button clasp. The bib has a lower band of white, black, etc. openwork beading, then strands of beaded fringe in clear, green, yellow, blue, black, red, etc. No labels.
Date: 1975/1999
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Necklace

Description: Necklace for festival outfit of the Boysun Tribe, Surxondaryo (Surkhandarya) Province, southern Uzbekistan. D) Bead Necklace. "choker" style bead necklace composed of sections of orange and black horizontal strands interspersed with diamond-shaped motifs of white, orange, green, yellow, and reddish brown. Below the main section is a "fringe, consisting of white beads forming a narrow net, then bands of red and orange, then fringe of blue, yellow, black, white, red, green, and ending in shells,… more
Date: 1975/1999
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Wedding necklace

Description: Maasai wedding necklace. Necklace is constructed as a 1-1/2” wide circular neckpiece beaded in predominantly black and blue seed beads with a trapezoidal placket hanging from the center front bottom. Three strands of seed beads, two white with a center strand of black, hang from the base of the trapezoidal placket; each strand ends in a cowrie shell. The entire necklace is bordered in alternating black and white seed beads with the interior of the circular neckpiece being lined in two rows of l… more
Date: 2000/2010
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Collar-style necklace

Description: Maasai collar style necklace beaded in predominant shades of orange and yellow. Necklace is constructed of three circular bands of beading in uniform pattern wired together. The three bands are not connected at the center back and each separate ring closes with its own handmade wire hook & eye.
Date: 2000/2010
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Beaded necklace

Description: Necklace for festival outfit of the Boysun Tribe, Surxondaryo (Surkhandarya) Province, southern Uzbekistan. D) Bead Necklace. "choker" style bead necklace composed of sections of orange and black horizontal strands interspersed with diamond-shaped motifs of white, orange, green, yellow, and reddish brown. Below the main section is a "fringe, consisting of white beads forming a narrow net, then bands of red and orange, then fringe of blue, yellow, black, white, red, green, and ending in shells,… more
Date: 1975/1999
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Beaded neckpiece

Description: Necklace for festival outfit of the Boysun Tribe, Surxondaryo (Surkhandarya) Province, southern Uzbekistan. F) Bead Necklace. Necklace of openwork beading. Wide straps with diamond shapes of yellow/orange with inner sections of blues and yellows against grounds of green, red, blue, and orange. Large central section formed as a white beaded diamond shape containing concentric diamonds of green and red. Blue beaded fringe at bottom ending in red and white "flowerheads" No marks.
Date: 1975/1999
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bead necklaces

Description: Masai necklace of three separate graduated rings. Rings are beaded in alternating vertical rows of red, white, blue, orange, white and green. Each ring closes with a handmade wire hook & eye.
Date: 2000/2010
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Necklace

Description: Part of Ensemble: Belly Dancing outfit, Banjara Peoples, India. C) Necklace. Yarn/cord necklace. Ball/loop closure at back. Back part of necklace covered with tightly wound spiral of tiny red/purple beads. Necklace has 7 pendants of graduated sizes composed of silver-colored coins with attached loops and with attached hanging loops from which are suspended small silver spheres. Between each coin pendant is a tubular silver spacer bead. Coins are from India, of several denominations, one dated … more
Date: 1975/1999
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble

Description: A) Dress of deep blue and orange silk with multi-colored embroidered flowers and squares. Full-length deep blue silk dress with rounded neckline which is edged in gold and with band of square embroidered blocks of color, red, green, blue, white, extending down front in "keyhole". Square "bib" on front and back of orange silk, with border of embroidered flowers of red, blue, and white, and leaves of yellow, with gold embroidered vines and outlining. 3/4 or longer sleeves, with orange panels on u… more
Date: 1950/2000
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Beaded necklace

Description: Maasai face neckpiece of multicolored seed beads trimmed in silver hanging paillettes. Headpiece is designed with central ½” wide vertical band with triangular lower(?) section and semicircular upper(?) section. Center band of two rows of beads forms headband.
Date: 2000/2010
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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