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Clear beaded necklace / Steve and Tony Bolinger

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Clear glass necklace beads. Osage women wore massive strands of beads around their neck. These beads are probably Venetian, and they were likely produced in Italy in the 19th century. In the 1940s, more Japanese beads are imported.

Tags: clear beads
People: Osage
Places: Plains, Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use, ceremonial use

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Clear beaded necklace
Creator(s): 
Steve and Tony Bolinger
Culture: 
Native American (artist and user)
Date: 
20th century
Materials/Techniques: 
glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 52 in. (132.1 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gifted in honor of James Bruce Bolinger
Accession No: 
57.526
Previous Number(s): 
TL2010.34.8; TL 2010.34.8
Department: 
Not On View

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