A funky, interesting and unique Art Deco necklace c1930s.
A clear celluloid open link chain has fourteen natural pods hanging from brass rings attached to the chain.
The small pods look like miniature loofahs, which is the is a fibrous seed pod of a tropical plant commonly known as the Luffa sponge gourd*.
The dried pods have an interesting texture, these have been tinted with natural dyes to create very subtle, organic colors which include a soft mauve, a dark eggplant and olive green.
The pods are very light in weight yet incredibly tough.
A fun aspect is that cellulose is the plant fiber used in making celluloid and the pods are cellulose.
The necklace measures 18.25" long, the pods hang 1", each pod is approximately .75" by 5/8", they vary slightly in size.
Excellent condition, no damage or visible wear, it closes with a split ring style catch.
The necklace has a fun, whimsical look and forms a great collar in the front.
A truly unusual vintage Art Deco necklace.
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*A loofah is a fibrous plant seed pod. The luffa plant is a cucurbit, a group of plants including gourds, pumpkins, and cucumbers. It grows as a flowering annual vine of subtropical Asian origin. The pollinated flowers grow cylindrical green fruits that eventually develop into a seed pod filled with many intertwined cellulose fibers. The outer skin is removed to reveal the "loofah" inside.