A superb fofona pectoral (AGM)

The fafona is a body adornment worn by initiated men of the Bena Bena people of the Eastern Highlands. It is usually worn as a pectoral, but is sometimes worn on the back. The fafona consists of a woven centre piece with a white eggshell cowrie attached on either side. Woven tails hang down from this centre section, and all the visible woven elements are usually edged with nassa shells and painted red and blue. Fafona are entirely made by men, who roll the bush string and weave it, and then attach the shells and colour it. This example is particularly fine as it has multiple layers of uncoloured tails under the front layer to make it bush out and hang heavily. Size 10 x 11 inches /25.5 x 28 cm.

Price: 500.00 AUD
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