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Vintage Papua Job's Tear Necklace

Vintage Papua Job's Tear Necklace

Bonisita

Regular price $120.00 Sale

Originated from Papua.
Exquisitely crafted.
The cowrie shells and seeds are braided onto a base made of plant dyed cotton strings.
The necklace was made with motifs and processes that have been unchanged for a long time in this region.
These handcrafted shells were once used as currency, and sometimes also as part of a bride’s dowry.
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Length 19 inches on the inside, a small shell used as the toggle clasp