Snail shell necklace

Unknown Maker
In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this necklace, from Graham Jackson. Jackson was a New Zealand anthropologist who spent time living with and researching the Kopon and the Kalam people of the Lower Kaironk Valley in Papua New Guinea.

Jackson fieldnotes: Necklace of 18 snail shells of varying size. Two ply cords. Glosag = snail; yc = shell. These necklaces are worn by people about half a days walk from Yha!
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18 snail shells strung on two ply cord.
70 x 97 x 30 mm - HxWxD (cluster of snail shells).
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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