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Yua Wenga Currency from the Early 20th Century Displayed on Custom Iron Stand

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A single Yua Wenga currency from the early 20th century on custom iron stand. This antique tribal currency piece from Papua New Guinea has been carved from a giant clam shell, with pieces of bamboo. Yua means money and Wenga are clam rings. The Yua Wenga currencies were more often found among the tribes living near the coast, and used for major transactions, including property sales and marriages. This Yua Wenga tribal currency from the early 20th century is displayed upon a custom black iron stand, included with purchase.  

Details

  • Place of Origin
    Papua New Guinea
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 20th Century
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    Shell
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Overall good condition. Please see additional photos.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 9.25 in. x W 7 in. x D 2.50 in.H 23.5 cm x W 17.78 cm x D 6.35 cm
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Seller Reference Number
    Accessory #2027
  • Reference Number
    LU876417024022
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