This wonderful Cowrie and Nassa Shell Necklace from the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Shells in general were highly valued as traditional wealth by the people The The cut Cowrie and Nassa 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 shell necklace is a treasured possession. This would be a wonderful addition to your home or collection.
Late 20th Century
Shows Natural Age and Wear Crack in Bottom Shell in Back
25.5 Inches Long to Shells
22 Inch Long Necklace
14 Inches Long
1.5 Inches Wide
6 Inches Long
3 Inches Wide
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