Papua New Guinea Lumi Money Stick Shell Tridacna West Sepik Currency Brides Price Money Stick

$2,100.00

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This is a fabulous Old Vintage Tribal Money Stick from from the Lumi area of the Torricelli Mountains, West Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. The people use small rings cut from the large tridacna clam shell as a form of traditional currency. Brought forth for bride price payments, death compensations and other exchanges and these rings are the main form of currency. Most often the rings are given in large groups, often displayed in a pile on a black palm spathe laying on the ground. But sometimes the owner takes the time to string these rings together on a sisal woven central stick for support. The length of the money stick and number of shells, represents the wealth & prestige of its owner. The surface of each shell has extensive patina and discoloring from many years of handling. This money stick is outstanding and would be a beautiful addition to your home or collection.

Late 20th-Century

FABULOUS VINTAGE LUMI TRIBAL MONEY STICK FROM THE TORRICELLI MOUNTAINS, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

COMES ON STAND

The shells show age and discoloration, but overall in good condition. Museum Quality Very Collectible

33" on stand

30" tall

Variation on the shells

4" around small

15" around large

The shells show age and discoloration, but overall in good condition.

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