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    Silver alloy necklace with round, flower-shaped and conical beads. Decorated with wirework and beaded wire.

  • Date

    • 1950s-2005
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    • Length: 23.5 centimetres
    • Width: 9 centimetres
    • Weight: 90 grammes
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    This object is part of a large collection of items donated by Leila Ingrams in 2012 (2012,6030.1ff). Some were collected by her parents, Doreen and Harold Ingrams, between the 1920s-40s and others by Leila herself from the 1980s-2005 on the island of Zanzibar and in Hadramawt, Yemen.

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    Middle East

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Silver alloy necklace with round, flower-shaped and conical beads. Decorated with wirework and beaded wire.



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