A woven fiber cuirasses (body armor vest) from the high Central Mountain Range, between Telefomin and the Oksapmin area of Papua New Guinea. Intricately woven from Wild Orchid Stem. Tightly woven, but light weight, these garments served as protection during battle with neighboring tribes. Body armor such as this was later replaced by hand-held shields. Would be an amazing addition to your home and collection. 20th Century Shows Natural Age and Wear Comes on Stand 15.5 Inches Tall 26 Inches on Stand 12 Inches Wide 7 Inches Deep 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.