Headdress from Papua New Guinea made from cowrie shells and red seeds applied to traditional macramé fiber. Traditionally this type of ceremonial headdress also served as a form of currency and was often included in wedding dowries. The monetary value relates to the number of specific shells used, typically cowrie and clams. The headdress is a dramatic decorative piece when presented on the black base but it is also functional and the perfect accessory to make a dramatic entrance at an event! The actual height of the headdress is 26" without the base.
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- Place of origin
- Date of manufacture2010
- Materials and techniques
H 30 in. x W 9 in. x D 9 in.
H 76.2 cm x W 22.86 cm x D 22.86 cm
- Seller locationNew York, NY
- Seller reference numberD603
- Reference numberLU153124327713
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