This is an Extraordinary and Beautiful Kula Mwali Ornate Beaded 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 many large cowrie shells with red discs and dangling shells. Kula is a ritual 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. There is a saying around Papua New Guinea that goes once in Kula, always in Kula. This is magnificent ornate Kula shell and would be a wonderful addition to your collection, a real collectors piece, one of a kind and Museum Quality.
Late- 20th Century
COMES ON A STAND
21 Inches Tall
22 Inches Tall on Stand
10 Inches Wide
5 Inches Deep
3.5 Tall Main Conus Shell
2.5 Wide Main Conus Shell
3 1/4 Deep Main Conus Shell
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