Neck jewelry

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Necklace, simply fashioned and worn at celebratory dances. The components, now dry, were originally fresh flowers. Jewellery of this kind was made ad hoc and was not intended to be used repeatedly or kept. 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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