Antiques, Fine Art & Collectibles. Vintage Indigenous Dog Tooth Necklace Wealth Status Samo Tribe Papua New Guinea. DESCRIPTION This impressive necklace is laden with 33 dog teeth, individually pierced and assembled using traditional weaving techniques. The previous collector had acquired it when working in Papua New Guinea in the 1970's.
It is in good condition overall and the binding is strong and tightly woven. This was part of a collection from the estate of Dr Dan Shaw, CA. Dan Shaw, an American missionary-linguist-anthropologist affiliated with both the APCM and the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Dr Dan Shaw and his family lived with the Samo from 1970 until 1982, learned their language and did translation work. A great rare piece of functional documentation of Papua New Guinea history.MEASUREMENTS Necklace measures 33 long with 33 teeth and weighs 1.8oz. CONDITION In nice condition with some signs of use commensurate with age (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description). Yesteryear Essentials is a local, independent family run antiques store in Los Angeles, CA. It was established in 2011 by me (Pearse) and my wife (Sinead).
Whether you are looking to enhance your home decor or are an avid collector, we try to have something wonderful in stock for everyone. The item "Vintage Indigenous Dog Tooth Necklace Wealth Status Samo Tribe Papua New Guinea" is in sale since Wednesday, February 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands".The seller is "pearsefee" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.