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Evil Eye necklace

Evil Eye necklace
Date: between 1960 and 1969
Glass bead necklace strung on cotton twine. William Lindsay and Kathrine White purchased this Evil Eye beaded necklace during a trip to Istanbul, Turkey, in 1964.


Jewelry from 14MY349

Jewelry from 14MY349
Date: Unknown
This brooch and pendant were collected from a multicomponent site in Montgomery County with both Historic and Early Ceramic period artifacts. The brooch is possibly made of jet and the glass faceted pendant was from either a necklace or an earring. Both were from the Historic period. They were donated in 1973 to the Kansas Historical Society. The site has been much impacted by pot hunters and a reservoir.


Necklace

Necklace
Date: between 1915 and 1919
Pendant necklace of blue and gold steel beads woven together to form a pendant. Purchased by Ellen Nixon Hair in France during World War I. Hair was working as a Red Cross nurse when she bought this necklace from a Belgian soldier who sold it to benefit the wounded.


Zulu necklace

Zulu necklace
Date: between 1921 and 1936
This necklace is called "Kay of the Heart." Beads like these were often worn by Zulu men and women as decoration and functioned as a form of communication. These particular necklaces were common gifts from a young girl to a favored lover. Margaret Walbridge, a Congregational missionary and the principle of Inanda Seminary (a boarding school for Zulu girls), collected this item during her time in South Africa in the 1920s and 30s. Originally from Russell, Kansas, Walbridge traveled extensively and used these beads in presentations meant to increase support for the seminary.


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