This is a wonderful old Conus and Tridacna Clam Shell Money Currency Strand on Bush Fiber and Twine from the Iatmul people of the Middle Region of Papua New Guinea. The number of valuable shells a ‘big man’ can call into play during an exchange gains him increased status and prestige. These shells are also an important form of currency featuring in bride price ceremonies where the suitor can visually display his wealth in order to attract a bride and convince her family of his worth. Exchanges follow complex rituals and are fundamental to economic and social life as they make possible the acquisition of materials, and even wives, from outside their clan's immediate region. A wonderful and unique item for your collection or your home.
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8" Bush Twine
4" long shells
9" around bottom Shell
5" around other shells
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