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Animal Tooth Necklace. 19th century or 20th century. Solomon Islands. This necklace is constructed of animal teeth, separated by shell beads, threaded on vegetable fibre. Dog, porpoise and shark teeth were all used for this style of necklace. Carefully fashioned shell beads traditionally constituted a form of currency in Pacific cultures, and are referred to as ‘shell money’. Animal teeth often held a similar value and function.

Animal Tooth Necklace This necklace is constructed of animal teeth, separated by shell beads, threaded on vegetable fibre. Dog, porpoise and shark teeth were all used for this style of necklace.

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Solomon Islands chief wearing a spectacular porpoise tooth chest ornament and kap-kap

Conus shell currency from the Solomon Islands  ( detail of money belt  ) on original macrame belt. The largest diameter disc is 2.5" . Most are between 100 to 200 years old,beautifully worn.

BEAUTIFUL Conus shell currency from the Solomon Islands ( detail of money belt ) on original macrame belt. The largest diameter disc is . Most are between 100 to 200 years old,beautifully worn.

Art by Ake Lianga-Solomon Islands

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Solomon Islands, Nelo (Nose Pendant)  C.1890

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