This is a fabulous Woven Dog Teeth Currency Headdress from the Boiken people from Prince Alexander Mountains, Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. This impressive woven headdress with Dog Teeth is individually pierced and assembled using traditional weaving techniques. It would have been an important object of personal adornment communicating wealth and status.Dog teeth were so valuable that during the colonial period the Germans manufactured porcelain dog teeth in Europe and imported them to New Guinea before WW1 for bartering. This Papua new Guinea Dog Teeth Woven headdress is a beautiful piece of personal adornment and would be unique in your home or collect Late 20th-Century COMES ON STAND 5.5 Inches Tall 10 Inches Tall on Stand 11.5 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. The item "Papua New Guinea Dog Teeth Boiken Tribe Headdress Currency Woven Wealth Headband" is in sale since Tuesday, October 23, 2018. 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.