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Three old shell money wealth items, Solomon Islands, Malaita Island, 19th century or very early 20th century; a multi strand shell money chest bandolier (torisusu), together with a seven strand shell money belt (Fo'o aba), and a very fine shell money wealth item called 'Barafe' it has 5 loops coils of tiny fine shell rings. Provenance: B. L. Hornshaw collection (1878-1937) Hornshaw was an avid collector of Pacific and Australian Aboriginal artefacts, he received many of his pieces from people who lived and worked in the Pacific in the late 19th century 68 cm, 90 cm, diameter 25 cm (3)
Tribal: S/E Asia, Oceania & Pacific