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Papua New Guinea, Headwaters of the Gufa River, Belt from Conus Shell Disks

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Papua New Guinea, Headwaters of the Gufa River, Belt from Conus Shell Disks (obverse) Papua New Guinea, Headwaters of the Gufa River, Belt from Conus Shell Disks (reverse)

The ends of conus shells are knocked off and smoothened. Then a hole is drilled so that the shell disks can be attached to a cord or as in this case to a woven belt. This form of money is used as bride price.

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