Sidamo or Oromo (Arsi) beaded necklace, Ethiopia
A beaded necklace worn by young Sidamo or Oromo (Arsi) people. South of Ethiopia.
From mid 20th century or earlier.
Made with small glass beads, most of them small white heart red beads and buttons. Some leather strips were used as spacers and to fasten the adornment to the neck.
Length of the beaded collar around the neck (without leather strips (approx.): 29 cm (11,42 in)
Height of the strands hanging from the collar: 33 cm (12,99 in)
Weight: 189 gr
Bibliography: “Joyas del Africa Oriental” Galeria David Serra