SIRIPIYA PECTORAL ORNAMENT FROM THE EASTERN HIGHLANDS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA. A particularly fine example of it's kind. Originates from the Bena Bena people of the eastern Highlands.These are held in the teeth by tribal elders during battles with rival tribes. It is woven from fibre held by a wooden crosspiece. It has two large white cowrie shells and a wealth of small toea shells. Traces of red and yellow pigments.
Most items were collected by ourselves while we were living and working in Papua New Guinea in the 1980's. We are now downsizing from our large old farmhouse to something more manageable for our age. Some carvings have signs of wear and tear due to age.
Some have cracking which occurs as a result of taking items from the tropics to a colder, drier environment. Please take a look at our other items from Africa, India, Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, Bali, and Burma. The item "PECTORAL ORNAMENT OR SIRIPIYA FROM THE EASTERN HIGHLANDS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA" is in sale since Friday, October 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\Oceanian/Australasian".The seller is "hendre" and is located in Aberystwyth. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.