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Posted 5 years ago


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Can anyone tell me what this is? What it is made from? How old is it? It appears to be teeth but all are the same size. It has be turned into a necklace with I believe is newer bone material added to the top of the item. I was told it was not Native American because the design and materials are wrong. It was suggested to be mid-East or India.
Lower half is approx 8" (Teeth area) x 5" across (metal arch to metal arch). Red worn leather inside, strip of green leather, then the teeth are on tan leather. There are metal curved clips with ornate decorative knobs with red, possible painted inside of them.

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  1. Hunter Hunter, 5 years ago
    it looks indian or african to me - definitely not native american...
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    are those white 'teeth' heavy? can you tell what they are -fabricated or natural, tooth, bone, ivory? it's a pretty piece.
  3. Curiousme, 5 years ago
    The white teeth are heavy and appear to be natural. There are areas of decay in different spots throughout the teeth . I will add some more pictures of the teeth to show you. Thank you for your interest.
  4. Curiousme, 5 years ago
    Could these be African Lion teeth K9's or African crocadile teeth? They vary in size but all are approx. 5/8" in length.

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