Barava style shell ornament - Kina shell - East Indonesia

Description
Barava style shell ornament - Kina shell - East Indonesia
2nd half 20th century - Good

This fine, open worked shell object
is made in the style of so-called ‘barava’, ornate openwork plaques. The design on some of these ornaments are geometric, but many include stylised human figures.
They appear to have been associated with burial places and were reportedly used to adorn structures housing the skulls of prominent men or placed on graves.

Height (including stand): 15 cm
Height of shell: 11 cm

This item will be carefully packed and sent with DHLPARCEL (including extensive track and trace information).

Lot details
Object
Barava style shell ornament
Region/ country
East Indonesia
Material
Kina shell
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
15×15×4 cm
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