necklet (neck ornament (personal adornment))

Neck ornament constructed from five strings of beads and teeth. The red beads and bat teeth alternate in longitudinal sections and the necklace comes together at its lowest point with all ten strands passing through a crescent shaped piece of turtle shell before fanning out into a number of loose danglers which terminate in small shell rings and brown nut shells. Each of these sections is borders by a row of white blue and white beads.

Necklace of beads and dolphin teeth. Ornaments with clusters of teeth strung with glass beads of red punctuated with blue and white and with small shell rings hanging in seed-pods, are characteristic of the New Georgia group and Isabel.

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