Beaded Christmas Garland

Holiday or Christmas decoration, garland of molded glass balls, red, smaller molded glass balls, red and gray, small silver beads, and long silver glass tubes, and bells, cardboard covered with plaster, then silver aluminum foil. Connected with white cotton string and bent wire hooks. Red balls are marked: "MADE IN JAPAN" and bells are stamped: "MADE IN JAPAN".
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Physical Description
metal (hanger material)
coardboard (overall material)
glass (overall material)
cotton string (overall material)
plaster (overall material)
aluminum foil (overall material)
short garland strand: 1 1/4 in x 59 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 3.175 cm x 151.13 cm x 9.525 cm
long garland strand: 1 1/4 in x 108 in x 3 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 274.32 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
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