Rhinestone Studded Bracelet, Worn by Janet Visner Kozlowski, 1968

Summary

This rhinestone-encrusted bangle bracelet was purchased in a second-hand boutique in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco in the late 1960s, when the area was known as the center of the "hippie" counterculture. Self-described hippies sought to break with mainstream America and create their own society. This garishly decorated bracelet is a good example of hippie aesthetics.

This rhinestone-encrusted bangle bracelet was purchased in a second-hand boutique in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco in the late 1960s, when the area was known as the center of the "hippie" counterculture. Self-described hippies sought to break with mainstream America and create their own society. This garishly decorated bracelet is a good example of hippie aesthetics.

Artifact

Bracelet (Jewelry)

Subject Date

1968

Creators

Third Hand Store 

Place of Creation

United States, California, San Francisco 

Creator Notes

Bracelet purchased in 1968 at the Third Hand Store in San Francisco, California.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2009.191.16

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic

Color

Tan (Color)
Turquoise (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 3 in

Width: .75 in

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