This is a rare and beautiful Vintage Woven Bush Twine Cowrie Shell Belt from the Abelam People, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea. This belt is worn by women and men of status in a village.
Shells were currency in Papua New Guinea. This belt was significant and important to the man who created it and wore it. It has a shell closure.
This belt would be a fabulous addition to your home or collection. COMES ON STAND Early-20th Century Museum Quality Shows Natural Age and Wear 10.5 Inches On Stand 12 Inches X 12 Inches X 1 1/4 Inches Cowrie Shells 7.5 Inches Long AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA. 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.