|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Provenience:||Papua New Guinea|
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989|
|Other Number:||20 - Other Number|
Bailer shell valuable. Single shaped bailer shell, suspended from a tulip string. Worn at public dances, concave side out. Also used for bride prices and pig exchanges. Second in value. Large bailer shells were traded in but cut and shaped locally. Perforations drilled with a rat's tooth. No longer circulated as valuable.
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