Four Western Indonesian, Sumatra, Nias Men’s Shell Bracelets

Four Western Indonesian, Sumatra, Nias Men’s Shell Bracelets

1800 to 1900 Sumatra

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Four Western Indonesian, Sumatra, Nias Men’s Shell Bracelets
Fine old smooth patina
Late 19th Century

Size: 8cm wide – 3¼ ins wide (max)
Provenance: Ex Private London collection
These rare shell bracelets were fashioned with stone tools from the Pacific Giant Clam shell ‘Tridacna Gigas’. They were worn on the right wrist of Nias men and overtime the material takes on a beautiful patina that resembles alabaster.
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