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This beautiful piece comes from Papua New Guinea and is made from clam shell. The whole inside is drilled using a stock of bamboo, and the edges have been smoothened using silica sand as per ancient techniques.
In Papua money rings were created as currency, mainly used for bride price or purchasing expensive items.
It was the duty of the man’s family to pay for his bride, as compensation for the time and resources the family put into her before she reached adulthood. During the bride price ceremony a man would throw a feast, offer his future wife’s family pigs, and a bride price piece like a money ring.
The money ring comes complete with a black metal stand and its story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope.
Being handmade each piece is slightly different
Dimensions: stand heights vary between 24 and 30cm by 12cm diameter of the money ring.