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Chest ornament composed of woven rattan. Inserted through a tube-like pocket near the top is a wood crosspiece with two large cowrie shells attached on either side. The lappet consists of a long woven strip with scalloped edges, that tapers towards the bottom, with three smaller strips layered overtop at the tip. Above the crosspiece is a small rectangular section of weaving. A long plaited cord is attached to the crosspiece at either side. The weaving is outlined and decorated in single or double rows of small white shells.

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