This is a warriors sheath used as a decoration to cover the private bits and is from the highlands of New Guinea. It is fashioned from a gourd with woven decoration and ties. Measures 12 1/4" in length and has a diameter of 1 1/4" at the open end. Not sure of age but definitely not a new item.
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At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Specialists in Pacific Islands Items, Victoriana, And a Fascinating Range of General Collectibles
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