Exotic New Britain Fiber Currency Unit

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Exotic New Britain Fiber Currency Unit
360.00USD+ (72.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Mar 15 @ 16:53UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
Lot: 4096
Title: Exotic New Britain Fiber Currency Unit
Description: New Britain fiber currency unit, likely Mengen or Nakanai people: a rattan weaving, with some strips died red and others black, ringed with nassa shells, and with four dangles of white and blue glass trade beads with shell terminals. Illustrated in NNP edition, https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/541824?page=225, lower left.
Low Estimate: 500
High Estimate: 900
Pedigree Collection: Ex Tribalmania Gallery, May 20, 2003; deaccessioned from the Boston Massachusetts Library Museum (no tag present).