New Guinea. Man’s Bark Belt

Man’s bark belt (kava). Mt. Hagen region, Papua New Guinea. Type of tree bark unknown. It is functional in terms of protecting the vital organs but it is more of a ceremonial piece of armour, presented to male adolescents to mark their entry into adult warriorhood. In excess of 100 years. Belt width is 100mm. Total length about 1.5 metres. Scarce. Price on request.

Item SKU: 211
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