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Earrings with necklace

agluirutet “earrings connected with strands of beads”
Language: Central Yup'ik

Waten-wa tua Nunivaarmiut qarlingqerturalalriit. (The people of Nunivak always had designs like this.)

—John Phillip, Sr., 2002

Women wore beaded jewelry during ceremonies and dances, including earrings that were connected under the chin by strands of beads. Nunivak Islanders were known for the exceptional artistry of their clothing, jewelry, and carvings.

Culture: Yup’ik
Region: Nunivak Island, Alaska
Object Category: Ornaments, jewelry
Dimensions: Length 32cm
Accession Date: 1927
Source: Dr. Dale Thomas & Henry B. Collins (donors)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E340332