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Wove and sewn basketry with cowrie shells
10 1/2 in. (26.67 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
83-49 (Neufeld Collection Number)
Oceania, Papua New Guinea
Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts
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- Shell of any of numerous marine gastropod mollusks of a family widely distributed in warm seas; beautifully polished, often brightly colored, and much used for ornament or as money.
- Describes the culture and style of the inhabitants of the Melanesian Islands. Melanesians are well known for creating sculptures utilizing a vast range of media, their traditional communal architecture, and body arts.
- Cultures and styles of various regions in Oceania, comprising islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean (generally excluding Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines), but including Australia.
Papua New Guinea
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
African and Pacific Art from the Neufeld Collection
Bryn Mawr College
, 4/28/1993 - 6/1/1993
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