This is an Natural Bush Twine and Shell Armband with Dogs Teeth and Cowrie Shells from the Iatmul People, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea. Armbands are worn only by men of status in the village. This Armband consists of woven bush twine, teeth and cowries shells that fastens in the back.
Shells were currency in Papua New Guinea. This armband is significant and important to the man who created it and wore it.
This status arm band would be a wonderful addition to your home or collection. Mid-20th Century COMES ON A STAND Shows some age, but is in good condition. 6 Inches Tall on Stand 4Inches Tall 3 3/4 Inches x 3 3/4 Inches Band AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA.
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