Old Bailer Shell Necklace
Fine Bailer Shell comes from Mendi People in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Attached
is the traditional fibre rope. Lovely deep yellow patina which I believe would indicate the shell
is at least 40 years old. The wonderful fibre rope is blackened with sweat from ceremonial
oils. It was used during ceremonial dances and worn by men and women. Old chip on left side
and small growth imperfection at the top centre.