Title: Money Stick
Material: Tambu shells, wood, and fiber
Country: Papua New Guinea (West Sepik Province)
Description: The money stick, highly regarded by the Lumi people is used to buy land and brides. The length of the money stick and number of shells, represents the wealth and prestige of its owner. This is one of the two most highly valued forms of shell money. The other is the giant "Yua" currency (to see more click here).
Dimensions: 31.5" high by 5" wide by 5" deep
Includes Custom-made stand.