This is a Fabulous Old Dog Teeth Necklace from the Madang Coast,Papua New Guinea This impressive necklace is laden with Dog Teeth, individually pierced and assembled using traditional weaving techniques(50 Teeth). Dog teeth were so valuable to natives that during the colonial period, 1884-1914, Germans manufactured and imported glass and porcelain teeth for bartering, which would often get used for tribal ornaments, and still being used today. 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. This Porcelain Dog Teeth Rattan Necklace is a beautiful piece of personal adornment and would be unique in your home or for a gift.
Shows age and Natural Wear
9 Inches Long
1.5 Inch Teeth Length
13 Inches Top of Necklace to Bottom of Teeth
24 Inch Necklace size/Adjustable
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