This is a wonderful Woven Talipun Shell Mask from the Boiken People from the Yangoru Village of the Prince Alexander Mountains in Papua New Guinea. The shell is the giant green snail or marbled turban shell (Turbo marmoratus). This is traded from the islands to the mainland where in itself is currency. It is then attached to a woven mask. Talipun in pidgin means bride-prices and the Boiken people from the Yangoru village of Prince Alexander Mountains are best known for those trade valuables consisting of small, woven-cane masks or figures attached to carefully cut spiral section of the shell. This traditional mask is one of the most important forms of currency. This is a fabulous and unique Talipun Shell woven mask and would be a wonderful addition to your home and collection. 15" tall COMES ON A STAND 9 1/2" wide Shell 9"long 6 1/2" wide AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania".
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