Inventory number 042728
Necklace, probably from the Bontoc. Text: Georg Noack.
Originally, the origin was given as "Igorot", a generic term for the indigenous societies of the Cordillera of Luzon, but which is now rejected by many due to negative connotations. However, it is currently used in part by representatives of these societies, deliberately given new meanings, in order to emphasize commonalities and to stand up for indigenous interests together. Since the people who were brought to St. Louis by Niederlein from the Cordilleras were Bontoc, it is likely that the object came from the Bontoc.