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Man’s necklace

Find this shell necklace.

This shell necklace is another example of body decoration.

Find and count the following things on the necklace:

  • large oyster shells
  • small cowrie shells
  • pig tusks
  • red seeds

Is the necklace symmetrical (the same on each side)?

Imagine how this necklace would look if it was made from machine-made parts rather than from nature.

Create your own necklace design using machine-made shapes. Will you make it symmetrical?