Amulet necklace, West Africa, 1880-1920
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Ornaments worn around the neck, usually in the form of chains or strands of beads, pearls, stones, or the like, and often including a suspended ornamental pendant. Use "chokers" for short, narrow necklaces worn close to the throat. Use "dog collars (necklaces)" for wide ornamental bands worn tightly around the neck.
Small object or piece of jewellery worn as a protecting charm to ward off ill health and bad luck.