Papua New Guinea Bracelet Kula Mwali Shell Tobriand Islands Currency Child Mwali Shell Bracelet

$275.00

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This is an exquisite Mwali or Kula Shell Exchange Bracelet from the Tobriand Islands, Papua new Guinea. This bracelet was made for a child and is made of narrow polished strips of shell tied with string, and each joint is decorated with red and yellow glass trade beads. A beautiful large decoration is at the center of each bracelet is made of cowrie shells, nuts, red beads and red discs. The discs are cut from a plastic bucket, because the red is more intense that that of the old pinkish red mussel shells that were used. These shell Mwali or Kula bracelets or armbands; seldom worn, were usually suspended from a braided rope. Mwali would be better described as currency, used for bride price & wealth exchanges. Originally they were circulated in pairs until the early 1900’s. This is a beautiful and unique shell bracelet, old and rare and would be a lovely addition to your collection or home.

Late 20th-Century

COMES ON STAND

Shows age, but is in excellent condition. Very Collectible, Old and Rare

5 " tall On Stand

Bracelet

10 1/2" around

3 1/2" wide

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