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01/15 17:52 EST

KINA ON WOVEN STRAP
January 2014 Auction by Far East Asian Art

A beautifully framed kina shell from, Papua New Guinea. Traditionally used as currency and as a bride price. Modern day Papua New Guinea currency is the kina. Mother of pearl, ocher, cowry shells, hung on a thick woven band professionally framed in neutral colors: gilded wooden inside border. The matting and background is beige raw silk. Beige raw silk . dimensions: 22” x 17 ½”
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