Heavy old Mende ‘sekip’ status armband, Southern PNG Highlands (AHG)

A superb example of a classic arm decoration made of hand twisted fibre, wrapped around a bark circle, with a bamboo spacer on one side. Heavy patina indicates many years of use. Note: A small damaged area on the front of the binding, see close up. Height 20 cm / 8 inches, diameter 12 cm / 4 ˝ inches.

Reference: Heerman & Menter, “Schmuck der Sudsee”, Prestel 1990, page 67

Price: 360.00 AUD
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