Braccialetto decorato sulla parte superiore del braccio - Cavo, Nassa, Porcellana, Rattan - Sepik (basso), Papua Nuova Guinea

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Braccialetto decorato sulla parte superiore del braccio - Cavo, Nassa, Porcellana, Rattan - Sepik (basso), Papua Nuova Guinea
Prima metà XX secolo - Condizioni discrete

Plaited arm sleeve with glass dog teeth, a glass ring and small cowrie shells from German colonial time (Kaiser-Wilhelm-County until 1919).
The rattan wickerwork is traditional decorated with flat cut original cowrie shells. But the valued natural dog teeth and the shell ring are replaced by artificial ones, which the German Colony produced. These objects were primitive money of some value - but the porcelain teeth and rings were higher valued by the Papua people than their natural ones. These porcelain is more like glass than white European porcelain.
The arm sleeve was worn by men at the upper arm upwards of their biceps.

It is mounted on a new custom made metal stand. It's total high is 24,5 cm / 9,65 in.

Provenience: German Private Collection

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Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Braccialetto decorato sulla parte superiore del braccio
Regione/paese
Sepik (basso), Papua Nuova Guinea
Materiale
Cavo, Nassa, Porcellana, Rattan
Periodo
Prima metà XX secolo
Condizioni
Condizioni discrete
Venduto con supporto
Dimensioni
110×120×55 mm
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