This is a fabulous Woven Dog Teeth Currency Headdress from the Boiken people from Prince Alexander Mountains, Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. This impressive woven headdress with Dog Teeth is individually pierced and assembled using traditional weaving techniques. The Abelam and Arapesh, Boiken and Madandg people use dog teeth for currency when paying for brides, compensation and land payments and buying pigs. It would have been an important object of personal adornment communicating wealth and status. Dog teeth were so valuable that during the colonial period the Germans manufactured porcelain dog teeth in Europe and imported them to New Guinea before WW1 for bartering. This Papua new Guinea Dog Teeth Woven headdress is a beautiful piece of personal adornment and would be unique in your home or collect
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The dog teeth headdress shows some age, but overall in good condition
5 1/2" tall stand
5 1/2" radius
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