This old beaded necklace is exceptionally well done with three colors of beads; the beads in the medallion are small, roughly 26 beads per inch.The medallion measures 3 inches by 4 1/4 inches (not including the bottom fringe) and the overall length is ~20 inches. Even the string is self is wrapped in beads. The back is covered in the same soft leather that the string is made of. You can see detail of the string is the last image.
It was collected in the late 40's or early fifties from Native Americans who had actually worn them during ceremonies. It is in excellent condition with no bead loss.