Neck jewelry

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Necklace made of pandanus strips. A similar piece from the Lindenmuseum's collection in Stuttgart was allegedly worn by a »king«, that is to say, a prominent figure of the Gilbert Islands. This and other objects from Micronesia came to Freiburg via Eugen Brandeis, who was governor on the island of Jaluit on behalf of the German colonial government from 1898 until 1906. However, most of this ethnographic collection donated to the museum was collected by his wife Antonie Brandeis, who not only collected the objects, but also documented them in detail.

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