This large shell necklace is from Papua New Guinea originally. Very small and medium sized COWRIE SHELLS have been used to create this wonderfully exotic necklace. The shells are threaded on nylon and the pendant part has been expertly worked to form a starfish shape. Not an antique but probably around 30-40 years old or more.
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
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