Oceanic Art - Image Enlargement

06-12-A-2173

06-12-A-2173

06-12-A-2173

As some of you might know, the talipun bride price payments of the Yangoru Boiken people are classified into male and female varieties depending upon the weight, size, thickness and polish of the green turban sea shell. This present example, with its thin, fine and well-polished shell would be considered female or "hauri." The piece dates to the early/mid 20th century and is 16 ½" (42 cm) in height as mounted. sold