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human history
  • Other Name

    Neck ornament (English)

  • Description

    Hei. Neck ornament. Consisting of pink, purple, and white coloured spiral shaped land snail pūpū (shells). The pūpū are bored and are threaded onto cotton string. The threaded pūpū are then woven around, and possibly sewn into a cloth fabric base.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
  • Other Id

    8880 (ethnology)

  • Department
ornament; 1918.71; 8880; Photographed by Andrew Hales;… … Read more

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