Papuan Seashell and Bone Necklace


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Unique Tribal artisan Papuan shell and bone breastplate necklace on a custom metal stand. It will make a talking point decoration object in any cabinet of curiosities adding visual interest and organic appeal with a stunning display of natural textures. The item of jewellery is made of seashells, fish bones, seeds and fibres and could also be worn. Seashells are part of the rich Papua New Guinea culture. Seashells were once used as currency, and are still fashioned into a ceremonial dress. Breastplates are a common identity symbol on multiple indo-pacific cultures often representing wealth and status.