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Barava Ring
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Object description :

"Barava Ring"
Barava ring in fossil clam, Kolombangara, Solomon Islands, Melanesia. Ring surmounted by a baruku, endemic pigeon of Kolombangara. This object comes within a very particular framework, like payment for the right of the division of the ground, representation like having right of the ground. Formerly this ring which symbolized this acceptance of neighbor has today more real customary value. These barava rings are still regarded as family treasures, objects of great value, without it really being the question of currency. It is a question of marking a right on the ground, in this case the acceptance of a division of territory by two tribes. Item sold with base, height with base: 35cm
Price : 2250 €
Period:20th Century
Style:Tribal Art
Condition : En l'état

Material : Bénitier fossile
Width : 20.5cm
Height : 30cm
Depth : 3cm

Reference : 646214
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