The large Gold Lip Pearl Shell is the most common wealth item in Papua New Guinea. In the past, special pearl shells were given names and tally ropes were attached to maintain a record of each time the shell was traded. This is an excellent Pectoral Lip Shell Pectoral adornment, with beautiful woven plant fiber backing. This beautiful and unique chest ornament would be a wonderful addition to your collection or home.
COMES ON STAND 20" tall on stand Pectoral 19" tall Breast plate 12" tall 4 1/2" wide Collected in the field, old and shows some age and is missing a cowrie shell in front. AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF 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.