collar (neck ornament (personal adornment))

Beaded collar of beads threaded onto wire and arranged in circles. The beads are red, blue, green and white and there are eight strips of hide attached to the collar. Worn as Cr. 7. Some women attach tiny purses (1/2" x 3/4") of cow hide to the front of their collars containing the umbilici of their children. (Cr. 8). Made by women.

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