This is a Beautiful Woven Body Ornament known as a Fofona from the Tribal People of the Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea. This Fofona is a plant dyed woven bush fiber with Nassa Shells and Plastic Cowrie Shells made by women and given to young men after their initiation, they are also held in the teeth as battle ornaments by the Big Men. Worn on the chest, arm or as a necklace, the Fofona is an essential part of ceremonial decoration. This item would be a wonderful addition to your collection or home. Shows age and Natural Wear 21 Inches Long Pendant 7 3/4 Inches Long x 6 Inches Wide Plastic Shells 8.5 Inches Wide 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.