Quercus   spp. – Acorn  – Fagaceae

Psidium cattleianum Sabine – Strawberry guava  - Myrtaceae

Acorns, Quercus spp., are a prominent feature in necklaces from sub-Saharan Africa.  Dyeing transforms them into colorful “jewels”.

Cherry-sized fruits of strawberry guava, Psidium cattleianum, are flanked by acorn caps and Canna seeds in a necklace from Tanzania.  This small tree is indigenous to tropical America.

 

 

 

 

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