This is Cone Money Shell Necklace from the Iatmul Tribe, Middle Sepik River, Papua new Guinea. This necklace is individually made and worn by a male or female. The shell is cut from the Cone shell and traded inland from the coastal people and these shells are used as small money. The use of shells in trade began as direct commodity exchange, the shells having value as body ornamentation This Cone shell and twine necklace would be wonderful in your home or collection.
Late 20th Century
Shows Natural Age and Wear
24 Inches Long
1 3/4 x 1 3/4
.5 Inch Deep
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