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Object Number:89-17-40
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yonggom/Muyu
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Western Province, Papua New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Shell
Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from Stuart A. Kirsch, 1989
Other Number:69 - Other Number

Description

Nassa shell valuable in the from of a headband. Nassa shells strung on double bands, on headband of two strands made of Gnetum twine. Same as 89-17-39. No longer circulated as valuable. Assembled by Komyat, Kowonggabun clan (before villages). Used by his son, Karupiban Komyat. Purchased from david Karupiban.


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