Massim Kula earrings
Old pair of Massim Kula earrings for sale
Object Type: Adornment
Locality: Dawson island Milne bay Province Papua New Guinea
Description: During Kula ceremonies, only the best earrings would do. These would have been worn by the first wife of a kula trader as a sign of prestige. They are made of large Bagi spondylus shell disks attached with pandanus string to a frame made of turtle shell One of the earrings has an old break to the arrow-shaped motif but the display wonderfully on a small custom-made stand.