Arm Ornament

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
East New Britain
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Description
Arm ornament made of trochus shell with incised geometric designs.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander arm ornament
Maker
Measurements
L84 x W79 mm
Media/Materials description
Trochus shell.
History and use
A common form of ornamental decoration and worn by both men and women, these armlets are shaped by removing the upper whorl of the Trochus shell and polishing the resulting thin ring. The process is utilized throughout Melanesia and traded by their makers to other island groups.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
E16657

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