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Designer

Unknown

Model

Pal Yua Money-ring

Year of origin
early 20th
Brand

Unkown

Description

giant sea shell 
very good original condition
h 32 / w 23 / d 8 cm

Made from the shell of the Giant Mussel (Tridacna gigas). Used by the Abbekam people as money and jewelry. Featuring a small, oval fibre braid with Nassa snails. It is from Papua New Guinea around the beginning of the 20th century. Loosely mounted on stand.