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DOTE DI NOZZE, PAPUA, SIMBOLO DI PROSPERITA E AMORE
DOTE DI NOZZE, PAPUA, SIMBOLO DI PROSPERITA E AMORE
River Stone Dowry Gift from Papua
DOWRY STONES FROM PAPUA, SYMBOLS OF LOVE AND PROSPERITY
River Stone Dowry Gift from Papua

River Stone Dowry Gift from Papua

€165,00

A SYMBOL OF PROSPERITY AND LOVE

This beautiful statue was hand carved in black river stone as per ancient techniques by local artisans on the island of Papua.
It’s shaped like a coin to symbolize prosperity. Statues like these were used in marriage proposals since the people of Papua believed that the marriage would be as sturdy as the stone they used as the dowry.
Dowry is an ancient custom that continue to be expected and demanded as a condition to accept a marriage proposal in Papua. It’s a transfer of parental property, gifts, or money at the marriage of a daughter, transferred from the bride's family to the groom or his family. The custom of dowry is most common in cultures that expect women to reside with or near their husband's family. 

It comes complete with a blackened metal stand and it's story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope. Being artisan crafted each piece is very slightly different.
Dimensions: ca 30 x 41cm with the stand.  
 
The price is for 1 statue.
If you are looking to buy more pieces we recommend the 2 different sizes of dowry stones to create a beautiful set like you can see in the photo to the left.
 
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