Papua New Guinea
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An attached label tied to the object reads, ‘KINA Traditional Bride Price’. This note indicates that this ornament was part of a bride price. A bride price is a traditional custom wherein money and property is paid by a groom and his family to the bride’s family. The practice is similar in concept to that of a ‘dowry’.
This object was collected by donor Peter Watt in 1990 and donated to the Museum of Tropical Queensland in 2012.