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Papua necklace

Regular price $150.00 $75.00 Sale

This tribal piece of jewellery comprises different shells to form a truly unique piece Shell currency is no longer used in Irian Jaya but the heritage is still present in local customs and rituals. Shells are viewed as a sign of wealth and proclaim the chiefs’ economic power. Shell currency jewellery is still used for a bride price in wedding ceremonies. This historic handmade Oceanic artifact is a representational of modern tribal artistry.

Approx size: 50 cm L