Papua New Guinea Abelam Nassa Cowrie Shell Belt

$268.60 $316.00

This is a wonderful Vintage Red and Blue Bush Twine Nassa and Cowrie Shell Belt from the Abelam People, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea. This belt is worn only by men of status in a village. The belt consists of woven twine with small Nassa Shells and Cowries Shells sewn on the fiber belt, and the red and blue colors comes from using natural plant dyes. Shells were currency in Papua New Guinea. This belt was significant and important to the man who created it and wore it. This belt would be a fabulous addition to your collection.

Late 20th-Century

COMES ON STAND

Shows Age and Natural Wear

10 Inches Tall on Stand
7 Inches Tall
20.5 Inches Long

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