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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.