There is a silent battle of hierarchy based on income and a luxurious life. Often, adornment is used to communicate social status, demonstrating the ability to purchase precious metals and gemstones. Contest of wealth demonstrates this competition visually. A twenty-foot-long ‘gold’ rope is pulled from each end by two people. The rope wraps around the competitors like jewelry. At a closer look, the gold rope is neither a rope or gold. Rather, it is a fabricated chain that imitates rope and is constructed from brass. The competitors are fighting over a superficial material object, suggesting the competition of social status is a mental construct.