Kina Shell Necklace

$495.00

Sepik Tribe.

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 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. Such decorated pieces are even more valued inland and in the Highlands of Papua where shells are not available in nature.

Product Description

Sepik Tribe.

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 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. Such decorated pieces are even more valued inland and in the Highlands of Papua where shells are not available in nature.

Additional Information

Origin

Papua New Guinea

Dimensions

17″ in length, Shell: 6″ across x .16″ in width