These shells are also an important form of currency featuring in bride price ceremonies where the suitor can visually display his wealth in order to attract a bride and convince her family of his worth. Exchanges follow complex rituals and are fundamental to economic and social life as they make possible the acquisition of materials, and even wives, from outside their clan's immediate region. A wonderful and unique item for your collection or your home. COMES ON STAND 14 1/2" on stand 8" Bush Twine 4" long shells 9" around bottom Shell 5 around other shells This was collected in the field, shows age with darkening and patina on the shells.
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