Oceanic Art -  Shell currency with pouch, Massim, Papua New Guinea

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Oceanic Art -  Shell currency with pouch, Massim, Papua New Guinea


This is a rare form of currency from the Massim region of Papua New Guinea. Since it has a small, conical hole in the top, it could have been worn or attached to another object. It has its own woven fiber pouch and measures 3-3/4. 19th century. #2223  SOLD
 

Oceanic Art -  Shell currency with pouch, Massim, Papua New Guinea, back

Oceanic Art -  Shell currency with pouch, Massim, Papua New Guinea, in pouch

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