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Bone Dagger3277/23
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Cassowary bone dagger with a clay(?) head. The head is painted black and red, and has inset shells for eyes as well as smaller shells for designs. Pig tusk extends out from both sides of the figure's large nose. Each ear has two pieces of twisted plant fibre though it, and the head is adorned with a small amount of human hair and a fan of cassowary feathers.

Culture
New Guinea
Material
grass, cowrie shell, cassowary feather, pigment, cassowary bone, pig tusk and human hair ?
Made in
East Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Ancestor Figure3277/22
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Female ancestral figure of wood with exposed pointed breasts and female genitalia. Figure stands with arms down at side, and feet that are part of a rounded base. There is twisted fibre cord through her septum, ear holes, around neck and around the waist with longer fringe. The eyes are inset cowrie(?) shells. The figure has a second face on the back of the head which is very to the front. There is a small white square painted on the base.

Culture
New Guinea
Material
wood, paint, cowrie shell ? and fibre
Made in
East Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Mask3277/25
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Large mask of wood. The eyes are inlaid cowrie shells with painted designs extending out from a star-like centre. Large protruding nose has pig tusks extending out of each nostril, with a string of bird feathers attached on both sides. The forehead, nostrils and chin are decorated with red clay inlaid with small white shells. Long black cassowary feathers extend out of the top of the head. The jaw is lined with a fringe of plant fibre. The face is painted with concentric curved lines extending out from the eyes, and the ears are painted with stripes and have many holes in a vertical line. The back of the mask is painted black.

Culture
New Guinea
Material
wood, pig tusk, cassowary feather, feather, paint, plant fibre, clay, shell and cowrie shell
Made in
East Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Necklace3277/4
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Cowrie shell necklace. Thin band of plaited plant fibre with twenty egg cowrie shells and a single large piece of opalescent shell attached by twisted fibre cord.

Culture
New Guinea
Material
cowrie shell, mother of pearl shell and plant fibre
Made in
Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Necklace3277/3
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Cowrie shell necklace. Wide band of plaited plant fibre with twenty-five egg cowrie shells and a single large piece of opalescent shell attached.

Culture
New Guinea
Material
cowrie shell, mother of pearl shell and plant fibre
Made in
Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Hat3080/97
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Round red hat with tied knot at back. Brim features horizontal applique ribbon with geometric woven design of diamonds. Front is heavily beaded with four horizontal rows of crisscrossing beads below four semicircles of beads and shells, metal applique in centre. Either side features two coins, beaded at centre, with rows of beads around circumference, and applique ribbon repeated above. Rows of beads run horizontally from one side to the other, over crown. Knot tied at back sideband with triangular piece of fabric extending underneath knot and past brim.

Culture
Central Asian
Material
cotton fibre, plastic, silk fibre, metal and cowrie shell
Made in
Xinjiang, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Necklace3274/28
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Small white cowrie shells strung on nylon with a large rosette of cowries and pandanus woven disc.

Culture
Marshallese
Material
cowrie shell, pandanus leaf and nylon fibre
Made in
Marshall Islands
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Necklace3274/25
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Plaited necklace of a light blue and natural adorned with forty-one cowrie shells and a fringe alternating between green and reddish brown pandanus leaf fibre.

Culture
Marshallese
Material
cowrie shell, pandanus leaf and dye
Made in
Marshall Islands
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Necklace3274/29
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White cowrie shells strung on a red plaited pandanus fibre. Two decorative pandanus fibre and shell rosettes hang off the bottom.

Culture
Marshallese
Material
cowrie shell, pandanus leaf, dye and metal
Made in
Marshall Islands
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Apron Ornament3271/3
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Men’s apron ornament. Ornament is made of woven red yarn, with a short waist band and long ties that fasten at back. From waist hang three flaps of approximately 10 cm in length, white cowrie shells attached by plastic thread to the hem. At their bottoms hang long, thick tufts of straight animal hair, ranging in colour from light yellow-brown to dark brown or black.

Culture
New Guinea
Material
cotton fibre, skin, cowrie shell and plastic
Made in
Hela, Papua New Guinea ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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