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Trobriand Island ~ Papua New Guinea | Contemporary Mwali armbands; seldom worn - they were usually suspended from a braided rope. Mwali would be better described as currency, used for bride price & wealth exchanges. Originally they were circulated in pairs until the early 1900’s.

Trobriand Island ~ Papua New Guinea Contemporary Mwali armband, early

A Very Beautiful Tribal Cut Shell and Seed Necklace from Papua new Guinea | eBay

A Very Beautiful Tribal Cut Shell and Seed Necklace from Papua new Guinea

Pectoral Ornament | Kamono People,  Papua New Guinea | Known as fofona, they were woven by women & given to young men after their initiation. They were worn on the chest and also held in between teeth during battle. Lastly, they served as bride price in marriage transactions. The shells had great value.

Pectoral Ornament - Kamono People - Papua New Guinea - Sold

Boar's tusk pectoral | Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

African, Oceanic, Indonesian and Asian tribal artifacts, textiles and jewelry - Zena Kruzick Tribal Art.

A collection of jewellery from Papua New Guinea, Pacific Bolas and 9 fishing hooks.  The necklace in the middle is a Asmat Tooth Necklace composed of 105 pig's teeth on plaited fiber.

A collection of jewellery from Papua New Guinea, Pacific Bolas and 9 fishing hooks. The necklace in the middle is a Asmat Tooth Necklace composed of 105 pig's teeth on plaited fiber.

"Boyken" shell currency, Papua New Guinea, circa 1900. Like the stand.

"Boyken" shell currency, Papua New Guinea, circa 1900

"Boyken" shell currency, Papua New Guinea, circa Like the stand.

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