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Beads

Museum number:
9-12934
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Accession number:
Acc.2910
Object count:
1
Description:
Two broken strands of black glass beads on a cotton string worn by some Hindu women in single or double strands to denote marriage. Sold by vendors of ritual and religious paraphernalia. Length approximately 36 cm.
Donor:
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Ready, Jr. Fund
Collection place:
Karnataka State, India
Collector:
Niloufer Hirschmann Ichaporia
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
December 7, 1972
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
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