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String of beads

Group: Bontoc
Local name: lakhon


Photograph copyright: F. de Jager

Description

String of old beads of various colours, made of glass, glass paste and bronze. Some of the beads are probably 16th century Venetian made and.brought into the region by traders. The strings are worn by women on their head or as a necklace.

Dimensions:

Length of string: appr. 61 cm.; diameter of the largest bronze bead: appr. 1,9 cm., thickness: 0,8 cm.

Remarks

Ethnic group: Bontoc, and other neighbouring tribes

Location: North Luzon, Cordillera


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