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Aboriginal Pearl Shell loin cover

Old Kimberley Aboriginal Pearl Shell Adornment Loin Cover

Object type: Adornment

Locality: Kimberley Western Australia

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1950’s

Length of pearl Shell: 15.5 cm

Description: Old and original pearl shell adornment used as a pubic covering on a hairstring belt.  This one comes complete with a human hair string belt and is in wonderful condition given it’s age.  The hair has remnant red ochre from use during ceremony and the design on the pearlshell is classic for this type of adornment

Price: SOLD

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