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

$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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