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Finch & Co - Two Pacific Palau Islands Women’s Turtle-shell Ceremonial Dishes Micronesia

Finch & Co - Two Pacific Palau Islands Women’s Turtle-shell Ceremonial Dishes Micronesia

Breastplate, Civavonovono Breastplate composed of four sections of whale ivory enclosing a turtle-shaped piece of pearl shell. Koroinasau, Nadroga, Viti Levu, Fiji. Collected by A. von Hügel, 5 August 1876.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge.

Shell-disk holder and spatula - ref : 1625 The top, of crescent form, has numerous shell disks attached which constitute the main value of the object. Turtle shell with openwork, Chama pacifica shell disks, banana seeds and fibre cord Height : 28cm 20th century Sudest Island. Louisiade Archipelago

Shell-disk holder and spatula - ref : 1625 The top, of crescent form, has numerous shell disks attached which constitute the main value of the object. Turtle shell with openwork, Chama pacifica shell disks, banana seeds and fibre cord Height : 28cm 20th century Sudest Island. Louisiade Archipelago

Lime spatula carved from turtle shell. holes for the Spondylus shell discs. 22cm high Louisiade Archipelago. Sudest.Island Massim area. Papua New Guinea

Lime spatula carved from turtle shell. holes for the Spondylus shell discs. Papua New Guinea

Headdress, uhikana, of coconut fibre, mother-of-pearl, turtle shell, feathers, from the Marquesas Islands; part of the Forster collection (Forster 134; 1886.1.1340)

Headdress, uhikana, of coconut fibre, mother-of-pearl, turtle shell, feathers, from the Marquesas Islands; part of the Forster collection (Forster 134; 1886.1.1340)

TORRES STRAIT ISLANDS TORTOISESHELL MASK, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Torres Strait Islands Tortoiseshell mask, Papua New Guinea - Sotheby's

Sotheby's 2009

Fijian-Tongan Composite Breastplate, Republic of the Fiji Islands - Sotheby's

Fiji | Breast Ornament (Civatabua) |  early 19th century|  Whale ivory, fiber  | Necklace | Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Breastplate, Civatabua The small protrusion along the top edge evokes the hinge of pearl oyster shells, from which civa breastplates were made. Collected by Sir A.

©  Honolulu Museum of Art-440.1

suchasensualdestroyer: Fiji, Civavonovono Pendant, whale ivory/pearl shell/plant fibers, c. (via neutralnotes)

Uhikana (headdress)--Marquesan artist, 1800-1807 Coconut fiber, mother of pearl, tortoise shell, tapa Marquesas Islands

Uhikana (headdress)--Marquesan artist, 1800-1807 Coconut fiber, mother of pearl, tortoise shell, tapa Marquesas Islands

Papua New Guinea | Kina necklace from the Sepik people | Kinas are a sign of wealth and prosperity. They can be used for bride price, blood feud paybacks and exchange festivals as well as for admissions to men’s clubs and secret societies. They were worn by men and women either alone or in multiples for special celebrations when warriors would wear a kina shell pectoral as the focal point of their dress.

Kinas are rare treasures from Papua New Guinea and a sign of wealth and prosperity. They can be used for bride price, blood feud paybacks and exchange festivals as well as for admis…

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

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