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'Fofana' Shell Pectoral Ornament - Kamono People, Papua New Guinea

Price: $795.00





Title: 'Fofana' Shell Pectoral Ornament

Material: Woven fiber, nassa shell & Ovula shell

People: Kamono people

Country: Papua New Guinea

Description: Known as 'Fofona', theses ornaments were
woven by women & given to young men after their
initiation. They were worn on the chest and also held in
between teeth during battle. Lastly, they served as bride
price in marriage transactions. The shells had great value,
once traded all over the world as currency.

Ornament dimensions: 12" height x 12" width x 3 1/2" depth
Including stand dimensions: 14" height x 12" width x 3 1/2" depth

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