This wonderful Bailer Shell Necklace from the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Shells in general were highly valued as traditional wealth by the people The Bailer shell hangs from a necklace of Sago Seeds. These cut Bailer Shells were used as an ornament during traditional ceremonies, but they were also used as a traditional currency and often used as bridal dowries paid by a young mans family.The Bailer shell is a treasured possession. This Shell necklace would be a wonderful addition to your home or collection. Late 20th Century Shows age, and Natural Wear. 22 Inches Long 34 inch Necklace 4 Inch Bailer Shell Drop 5 Inches x 4 inches Shell. 5 Sago Seeds AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA F143. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.