Bailer Shell - Mendi People - Papua New Guinea -

Bailer Shell - Mendi People - Papua New Guinea -

These ornaments were worn by men & young women on special occasions and ceremonial dances. As a form of currency, they were an important part of the bride price in marriages. The shells were also used in the coastal villages to bail water out of the canoe. 14"H x 8"W
These ornaments were worn by men & young women on special occasions and ceremonial dances. As a form of currency, they were an important part of the bride price in marriages. The shells were also used in the coastal villages to bail water out of the canoe. 14"H x 8"W
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