Papua New Guinea Kula Massim Milne Bay Shell Currency Beaded Woven Kula Shell Currency

$765.00

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This is a beautiful Kula Mwali Ornate Beaded Mother of Pearl Shell from the Massim People, Gawa Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. This kula shell currency has red, blue, green and yellow beads woven around the shell with red discs and dangling shells. Kula is a ritualized trading culture existing in eastern Papua New Guinea. It is essentially a network of villages joined by a common trade route, known as the Kula Circle. By analogy, Kula allows you to experience the magic and legends of Papua New Guinea. Kula was and still is a life sustaining cultural exchange. The Kula experience created long ago by few men has grown and become the spirit of many of the people in Papua New Guinea. It is an tradition that has been repeated over many generations and adapted to meet the needs of this unique community. The complete experience of Kula stretches out beyond the few men that make the journey to their families and villages. Kula gives the people strength, health and happiness in harmony with each other. Kula creates a two-way return of favors. The saying around Papua is once in Kula, always in Kula. This is an extraordinary ornate kula shell and would be a wonderful addition to your collection, a real collectors piece!

Late 20th-Century

FABULOUS VINTAGE BEADED KULA SHELL CURRENCY FROM THE MASSIM PEOPLE OF MILNE BAY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. RARE AND MUSEUM QUALITY

COMES ON STAND

The shells show age, but overall in good condition.

12" on stand

7" tall

7" wide

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