Antique Tribal Cowrie Shell Necklace ETJ31


Worn traditionally as a symbol of status, this tribal necklace is from the little known Lawa or Laowe hill tribe people of Laos. It consists of a cowry shell embraced by a natural weave, wooden beads, 2 wooden rods bound in twine and painted in flecks of gold, and metal braces. It ends with beads and a colorful cotton tie.

Availability: In stock

Apart from the normal wear expected of necklace nearly 100 years old, it is in excellent condition. It is a very rare and exotic item.

Length: 61cm, 24 in
Width of Shell: 7cm, 2.8 in
Material: wood, shell, metal, cotton, twine
Period: 19th century

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