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Necklace Shell Mother of Pearl Status Necklace Philippine Ifugao Necklace

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller bacara-online (1,395) 100%, Location: Overland Park, Kansas, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282331829323 This beautiful Ifugao Shell Necklace comes from the people of the Northern Cordilleras, Luzon, Philippines. Seven pieces of Mother of Pearl are drilled and fastened to a band of plaited fine split rattan to form this bright neck ornament. The shell chokers' function is to impress, as a status symbol. The scarcity of large pieces of mother of pearl in these parts plus the difficulties entailed in grinding, drilling and polishing with primitive tools insured its prestige limiting its use to the elite and very wealthy." This necklace is considered a traditional Ifugao wealth object, traditionally worn by both the Ifugao men and women for ceremonial occasions. Collected in the field. It would be beautiful in your home, even to wear or to give it as a gift. Necklace 8 1/2" long 6" wide Shells (6) vary in size 3" long 2 3/8" wide AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY. FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA. Age: Post-1940, Region of Origin: Philippines, Color: Shell White, Primary Material: Shell Rattan, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original

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