Papua New Guinea, Mendi, Breast Decoration, Pakol flag

Papua New Guinea, Mendi, Breast Decoration, Pakol
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Object description :

"Papua New Guinea, Mendi, Breast Decoration, Pakol"
Marine shells from the coastal regions have been brought to the highlands. The exchange and symbolic use of shell valuables as body ornaments and wealth forms were widespread in the Highlands. The pakol is worn by men and women during special ceremonies. The shells were often borrowed and lent when needed for ceremonial occasions and given sacred meaning through their association with ancestral cults
Price : 800 €
Period:20th Century
Style:Tribal Art
Condition : Etat d'usage

Material : Shell
Width : 23 cm
Height : 28 cm

Reference : 583371
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Galerie Lemaire
Oceania Indonesia Africa
Papua New Guinea, Mendi, Breast Decoration, Pakol
+31 (0)20 6237027
+31(0)624905585


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