Vintage Cowrie Shell and Seed Belt from Papua

Vintage Cowrie Shell and Seed Belt from Papua

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$58.00
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$58.00

Originated from Papua. The cowrie shells and seeds are braided onto a base made of plant-dyed cotton strings. The belt was made with motifs and processes that have been unchanged for a long time in this region. These handcrafted shells were once used as currency, and sometimes also as part of a bride’s dowry. The middle part is approx 48cm with two additional parts, each 30cm on both sides for tying.