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Ceremonial Welcome Necklace

MO 63.2225.1
Ceremonial Welcome Necklace
Maker unknown
India
Metal, sequins, paper, beads
A Necklace made of a chain of gold tinsel with sequins and embroidery on red paper. The center emblem is in the shape of a embroidered with three five-petaled flowers. This welcome necklace is tranditionally considered a symbolic emblem of brotherhood.
This necklace was given to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy by the Prime Minister of India Nehru during her state visit to India in 1962.
Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Mininister of India (1947-1964)
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Donated to the United States
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