This wonderful Bailer Shell Necklace from the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Shells in general were highly valued as traditional wealth by the people The Bailer shell hangs from a necklace of Sago Seeds. These cut Bailer Shells were used as an ornament during traditional ceremonies, but they were also used as a traditional currency and often used as bridal dowries paid by a young mans family. The Bailer shell is a treasured possession. This Shell necklace would be a wonderful addition to your home or collection.
Late 20th Century
Shows age, and Natural Wear.
22 Inches Long
34 inch Necklace
4 Inch Bailer Shell Drop
5 Inches x 4 inches Shell
.5 x .5 Sago Seeds
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