This graphic Nassa shell "Poli" is a coveted form of bride price. The Nassa shells are attached and sewn onto a palm fiber, which is a leaf fiber (hard fiber) obtained from the leaves of the dwarf palm and is then is backed with beaten bark cloth. Both sides are covered with the Nassa Shells. This is an extraordinary piece of Papua New Guinea art and would compliment your collection or home. Mid 20th century COMES ON A STAND Shows age, but in good condition.
This Bride Price is very Rare and is Museum Quality 12" tall on Stand 9" tall 12" wide 1" deep AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY.
YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea Nassa Shell Brides Price Morobe Province Currency Bride Payment" is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.