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EXTREM SELTENER GELDRING AUS LUMI IM TORICHELLI-GEBIRGE "shell currency"

EXTREM SELTENER GELDRING AUS LUMI IM TORICHELLI-GEBIRGE "shell currency"

with the Abelam, the Arapesh and the Boiken shell rings like the present one represent a kind of currency. They served as means of payment on ritual occasions (marriage, birth, death) and even for expiation efforts. The Arapesh used them to pay for the pigs from the Abelam. One half of a tridacna shell might weigh up to 100 kg. The shell is cut in disc-shaped pieces and then by core drills with the help of sand and water pierced in the middle. D: 27 cm, collected in situ

with the Abelam, the Arapesh and the Boiken shell rings like the present one represent a kind of currency. They served as means of payment on ritual occasions (marriage, birth, death) and even for expiation efforts. The Arapesh used them to pay for the pigs from the Abelam. One half of a tridacna shell might weigh up to 100 kg. The shell is cut in disc-shaped pieces and then by core drills with the help of sand and water pierced in the middle. D: 27 cm, collected in situ

Papua New Guinea, Abelam cut from tridacna shell, slightly vaulted on the outside, natural veined, on metal base; such rings were used as primitive money but men used to wear them during ritual dances as well. Sometimes they were given to young girls who were about to marry. They fixed the rings to special bags used to be worn with a headband, and thus made them an important part of their festive costume. They were used for decoration of the big yams root as well. D: 12 cm (inside), 28 cm

Papua New Guinea, Abelam cut from tridacna shell, slightly vaulted on the outside, natural veined, on metal base; such rings were used as primitive money but men used to wear them during ritual dances as well. Sometimes they were given to young girls who were about to marry. They fixed the rings to special bags used to be worn with a headband, and thus made them an important part of their festive costume. They were used for decoration of the big yams root as well. D: 12 cm (inside), 28 cm

extremely important Boiken Wenga Currency with individual name - 2 kg!! in Antiques, Ethnographic, Pacific Islands & Oceania | eBay

extremely important Boiken Wenga Currency with individual name - 2 kg!! in Antiques, Ethnographic, Pacific Islands & Oceania | eBay

Papua New Guinea - Maprik shell, of flat and oval form with a circular piercing in the centre, on metal base; such rings were used as primitive money but men used to wear them during ritual dances as well. Sometimes they were given to young girls who were about to marry. They fixed the rings to special bags used to be worn with a headband, and thus made them an important part of their festive costume. They were used for decoration of the big yams root as well. D: 25 cm; D: 7,5 cm (inside)

Papua New Guinea - Maprik shell, of flat and oval form with a circular piercing in the centre, on metal base; such rings were used as primitive money but men used to wear them during ritual dances as well. Sometimes they were given to young girls who were about to marry. They fixed the rings to special bags used to be worn with a headband, and thus made them an important part of their festive costume. They were used for decoration of the big yams root as well. D: 25 cm; D: 7,5 cm (inside)

ANCIENT ABELAM "YUA" CURRENCY SHELL RING

Ancient abelam "yua" currency shell ring

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Monnaie Wamayuwa. Yangorou Boiken, Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée. Coquillage (Bénitier Tridacna gigantis). Début 20ème siècle

Monnaie Wamayuwa. Yangorou Boiken, Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée. Coquillage (Bénitier Tridacna gigantis). Début 20ème siècle

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a TREASURE!!!! 19th century shell bracelet (TOP) bride price Papua (New Guinea)

a TREASURE!!!! 19th century shell bracelet (TOP) bride price Papua (New Guinea)

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