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Armband, from the Latmul people, formed with shells wrapped around a rattan frame. The upward and downward movement of the disc recalls the ripples of the Sepik river

12 OLD CARVED CONUS SHELL Hair adornment/trade beads. Berber . This is a selection of twelve old carved conus shell beads, including some rare specimens. Used by moroccan berbers and mauritanian moors as hair adornment and trade beads. They are also used in neckleces and adornments among amber, coral, silver, glass and other beads. Hand made by cutting the base of the conus shell, grounded to give the shape and carved to made the incisions and designs. See pages 34 and 47 in Collectible…

12 OLD CARVED CONUS SHELL Hair adornment/trade beads. Berber . This is a selection of twelve old carved conus shell beads, including some rare specimens. Used by moroccan berbers and mauritanian moors as hair adornment and trade beads. They are also used in neckleces and adornments among amber, coral, silver, glass and other beads. Hand made by cutting the base of the conus shell, grounded to give the shape and carved to made the incisions and designs. See pages 34 and 47 in Collectible…

Africa |  Antique etched engraved Ivory Bracelet. | 19th century.  |  Likely to have come from West Africa

Africa - antique etched engraved ivory bracelet - century - likely to have come from West Africa.

Maja Houtman. Object: Bobelo Kaptilo, 2013. Silver. 6.5 x 6.1 x 2.7 cm.

Platform for the communication of the international art jewellery.

Papua New Guinea | Bracelet from the Sepik region | Tortoiseshell, rattan and plant fiber | 520 € ~ Sold

Bracelet Sépik - P.N.G. Ecaille de tortue, rotin, fibres végétales. Gravé

Papua New Guinea | Kina necklace from the Sepik people | Kinas are 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.

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 admis…

Indonesia ~ East Sumba | Pair of bracelets from the Lesser Sunda Islands | Ivory; honeyed patina | 19th century  || Such bracelets were classified as 'female goods' and were presented by the bride's family to the groom's family. Other 'female goods' such as textiles, porcelain and beadwork were given with the bracelets. | Sold

Indonesia ~ East Sumba | Pair of bracelets from the Lesser Sunda Islands | Ivory; honeyed patina | 19th century || Such bracelets were classified as 'female goods' and were presented by the bride's family to the groom's family. Other 'female goods' such as textiles, porcelain and beadwork were given with the bracelets. | Sold

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