Outstanding carved shell armband. (CAR)

This fine older piece (circa 1940 or 1950)of body adornment is carved with typical Lower Sepik abstract symbols and joined with elaborately knitted and knotted bush string. These items were also traded inland from the coast. Height 15 cm / 6 inches, diameter 9 cm /4 inches

Note: At an auction held in Sydney at the end of August 2009, and example of similar age and quality with a more elaborately knotted string section sold for AU$4,500

Price: 650.00 AUD
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