This is a unique piece made from paper from a workshop near Oaxaca, Mexico, that produces handmade paper. Particularly thick paper was made for this necklace, part of a series referring to ancient monuments in Oaxaca.
This object was
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 3.2 × 26 cm (1 1/4 × 10 1/4 in.)
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Cite this object as
Mitla Necklace; Designed by Kiff Slemmons (American, b. 1944); handmade paper; H x diam.: 3.2 × 26 cm (1 1/4 × 10 1/4 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-101
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.