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Kina Shell bag Mendi , Southern Highlands New Guinea
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Kina Shell bag Mendi , Southern Highlands New Guinea



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Kina shell on ceremonial bag

Mendi Valley
Southern Highlands New Guinea

This is a ceremonial bag from Momak in the Upper Mendi Valley in the Southern Highlands of New Guinea.  The old kina shell is mother of pearl and is a form of wealth or currency.  The bag has a natural red pigment painted on the face of the bag. The redder the kina shell the more valuable it was considered to be.

Size: 18cm by 22cm

Price $250 AUD



















































































































































Last Updated: Sunday, 18 February 2018 18:17