Necklace Philippines Shell Necklace "Sipattal" Mother of Pearl Beaded Necklace

$425.00

This is an amazing Old and Rare Shell Igorot Philippines Chest and Necklace called "Sipattal" from the Isneg people of Northern Luzon, Philippines. It is considered one of the most beautiful tribal ornaments of the Cordillerans, worn only by the Isneg tribe of northern Apayao. This is considered the most important piece of personal adornment worn by men and women alike. The Sipattalis were usually made of carved butterfly shaped mother of pearl shell, red, black, yellow and blue glass beading and incised fringe edges that hang in a repetitive pattern, and are worn suspended on the chest along with a string of beads on the head. The Isneg tribe live in isolation, within the wild mountains of Apayao, once known as the most dedicated headhunters of the Cordillera region. Worn suspended from on the chest or less frequently down the back, from a beaded collar, these neck pieces are reserved for special occasions when they are donned by both men and women, and worn suspended from on the chest or less frequently down the back, from a beaded collar, these neck pieces are reserved for special ceremonies or marriage, as part of the dowry of the family. The Sipattal is also given to sons as a gift given by the male to the parent of the female as compensation for their care of their daughters and their loss of her services to the family. This rare and beautiful Philippine Igorot Sipattal Necklace and is one of a kind and a real museum piece. A truly amazing piece to add to your collection!

Comes on Stand
Shows age and wear, but in good condition

26 Inches Long Necklace
16 Inch Long beaded Strip
10 Inch Necklace at Top
1 Inch x 1 Inch

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