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Note the blue glass beads

Headdress or Body Ornament

Country Of Origin

Papua New Guinea

Region

Goroka District/Eastern Highlands Province

Size

24 x 76 cms (9½ x 30 ins)

Materials

Banana fiber, puka shells, glass beads, red wool

Technique

Shells stitched to fiber base

Condition

Good condition

Worn by warriors in the Goroka District of the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The base is a large piece of banana fibre to which rows of tiny puka shells have been stitched. Several rows of shells circle the edge and then the centre is filled with further rows of shells. Three tiny glass turquoise coloured glass beads and 4 knots of red wool have been added as further adornment. Both would have been valuable items received in trade.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

988

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