Body ornament

Maker
Unknown Maker
Description
Handmade string (possibly from beaten inner bark of various bushes), with cowrie shells woven into it very closely. Three fine lengths of twine form the core onto which the shells are tied.
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Media/Materials
Natural fibre string (early catalogue sheet suggests beaten inner bark of various bushes), and cowrie shells.
Measurements
620mm - length.
25 x 15mm - HxW of individual shells.
350mm - span of shells on string.
Department Collection Type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1974/82/13

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