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 14 snail shells of similar size tied in a cluster with fine two ply cord. Glosag = snail; yc = shell. These necklaces are worn by people about half a days walf from Yha!
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315 mm - cord length.