This is a fine Southern Highlands kina shell pectoral with its bark holder. While the pectorals are fairly common it is extremely rare to find one with such a beautiful pine bark keeper. As you can see from the additional photos there are two layers of painted and stitched bark that served as a protector of the valuable gold-lipped pearl shell crescent and its finely woven strap. The piece dates to the early 20th century, comes from the Mendi area of Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands, is roughly 7 ½” wide and sells for $2800. Questions?