Bear Claw Necklace
Arts of the Americas
Bear claws, fur, silk ribbon, hide, cloth, feathers, glass beads
late 19th-early 20th century
Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund
The trailer consists of brown otter fur lengthened by the addition of a lighter fur that is cloth backed. It is attached to a ring of 28 bear claws circled with blue beads on the outer edge and fur on the neck edge. There is a rosette part way down the trailer, made from reeds and cloth with a feather attached to the center.This necklace was purchased from Sahe (Osage).
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Osage. Bear Claw Necklace, late 19th-early 20th century. Bear claws, fur, silk ribbon, hide, cloth, feathers, glass beads, 77 1/2 x 11 in. (196.9 x 27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1911, Museum Collection Fund, 11.694.9032. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 11.694.9032_SL1.jpg)
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