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Chest ornament composed of woven rattan. Inserted through a tube-like pocket near the top is a wood crosspiece wrapped in plant fibre and red cloth with two large cowrie shells attached on either side. The lappet consists of three long woven strips with three smaller strips layered overtop. Above the crosspiece are two triangular sections of weaving. A plant fibre cord is attached to the crosspiece at either side. The weaving is outlined in single or double rows of small white shells. The front is coloured red, and the back is left natural brown.

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