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Nassa shell mat

Description

Nassa shell mat used for bridewealth payments.

Global Region of Origin

Papua New Guinea

Date

1960s

Material

Nassa shells sewn together on barkcloth backing

Provenance

Mount Hagen area, Papua New Guinea, made from imported shells. C. 1950s

Copyright

© P.J. Stewart & A.J. Strathern Archive

 


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