|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Provenience:||Papua New Guinea|
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989|
|Other Number:||35 - Other Number|
Nassa shell valuable in the from of headband. Nassa shells strung onto braided bands, on headband of five strands made of Gnetum twine. Worn at public dances, used for brideprices and pig exchanges. Third in value after cowrie and bailer shell. Made by men. No longer circulated valuable.
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