This is a Vintage Woven Fiber Nassa Shell Headdress from the April River Region of Papua New Guinea. This would be considered a brides price with tiny Nassa shells sewn on a natural pigment dyed plant or bark fiber backing. This piece was worn by a man as a headband indicating wealth and status. Nassa shells were highly valuable for hundreds of years. Nassa shells were often used as currency, and their value depended on how bright and shiny they looked. The Nassa shell was prized for its brightness, as well as certain magical qualities. Because of the shell’s value, only people of importance and wealth could afford to wear them. This is a beautiful headband and would be a wonderful addition to your collection or home.
COMES ON A STAND
Shows age, discoloration and Natural Wear
7 Inches Tall
13.5 Inches Long
5 Inches Wide Middle
3 Inches Wide Ends
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