Papua New Guinea Woven Necklace Eastern Highlands

$105.40 $124.00

This is a Beautiful Woven Body Ornament known as a Fofona from the Tribal People of the Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea. This Fofona is a plant dyed woven bush fiber with Nassa Shells and Plastic Cowrie Shells made by women and given to young men after their initiation, they are also held in the teeth as battle ornaments by the Big Men. Worn on the chest, arm or as a necklace, the Fofona is an essential part of ceremonial decoration. It is also worn in marriage transactions and serves as bride price. This item would be a wonderful addition to your collection or home.

Shows age and Natural Wear

21 Inches Long
Pendant
7 3/4 Inches Long x 6 Inches Wide
Plastic Shells 8.5 Inches Wide

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