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Arm band bracelet made from sea shell by the Modang people of east Borneo showing a smooth orange patina of age and use. Diameter : 8 cm / 3,2 inches Weight : 84 grams Estimated age: middle 20th century

Africa | Arm ornament from the Shilluk people of the Upper Nile region of Southern Sudan | Elephant tooth ivory, giraffe hair, animal hide and string | ca. 1903

Shell Currency Bracelet. Hand woven bracelet made of Mother of Pearl and Nassa shell. 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. See more at