Multicolor Braid with Silver Flowers Necklace/Body Ornament
This is a Necklace/Body Ornament. We acquired it in 2016. Its medium is machine-knitted tubes of coated copper wire, flattened, assembled and braided; applied silver embellishments. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Made to be worn over the shoulders, this garment-like ornament plays with the idea of the body and scale of jewelry. The piece is embellished with a large central floral form that is repeated in tiny scattered silver florets. The florets on the long, colorful, flowing elements become sources of sparkle as the wearer moves.
This object was donated by Susan Lewin.
Cite this object as
Multicolor Braid with Silver Flowers Necklace/Body Ornament; machine-knitted tubes of coated copper wire, flattened, assembled and braided; applied silver embellishments; 2016-34-31
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.