Headdress from Papua New Guinea Made from Cowrie Shells and Red Seeds, Mounted

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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.

 
Details
Production Type
Current Production
Production Time
Available Now
In the Style Of
Tribal
Place of Origin
Papua New Guinea
Date of Manufacture
2010
Period
2010-
Materials and Techniques
Beads
Natural Fiber
Shell
Condition
Good
Dimensions
30 in. H x 9 in. W x 9 in. D
76 cm H x 23 cm W x 23 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU153124327713
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Located in New York, NY

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