necklet (neck ornament (personal adornment))

A necklet made of pieces of wood tied together with string from which strings of dentalium shells (arranged at intervals in pairs) hang. At one part a bundle of strings that have been plied into thin ropes (two strings to each rope) has been attached to the necklet, forming a tassel. From each of these 18 ropes hangs a cockle shell.

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