Shell Currency Bracelet

$150.00

Hand woven bracelet made of Mother of Pearl and Nassa shell. Modern piece, comes mounted on a custom iron stand.

Shell currency is no longer used in Papua New Guinea but the heritage is still present in local customs. They have a high monetary value and proclaim the chiefs’ economic power. Shell currency jewelry such as these are also used as bride price in wedding ceremonies.

Product Description

Hand woven bracelet made of Mother of Pearl and Nassa shell. Modern piece, comes mounted on a custom iron stand.

Shell currency is no longer used in Papua New Guinea but the heritage is still present in local customs. They have a high monetary value and proclaim the chiefs’ economic power. Shell currency jewelry such as these are also used as bride price in wedding ceremonies.

Additional Information

Origin

Papua New Guinea

Dimensions

5″ x 3.5″ x 1.5″ With Stand 7.5″ x 3.75″ x 1.75″