Chris Boylan Oceanic Art

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C-02. SHELL FOREHEAD DECORATION

Manambu people
Malu village, Upper Sepik River, PNG

These elaborate forehead decorations are worn by both men and women on all ceremonial occasions. The upper part is fixed tightly around the forehead, with the dramatic circular part projecting and the smaller tassles falling over the eyes.

Finely woven and decorated with cowrie and nassa shells.

Size: 32 x 20 x 19 cm

Price: $1400