Nassa shells were highly valuable for hundreds of years. Nassa shells were often used as currency, and their value depended on how bright and shiny they looked.The Nassa shell was prized for its brightness, as well as certain magical qualities. Because of the shells value, only people of importance and wealth could afford to wear them.
This is a beautiful headband and would be a wonderful addition to your collection or home. Mid-20th century COMES ON A STAND Shows age, discoloration, but overall it is in good condition. 13.5 Inches Long 4 3/4 Inches Tall 1 Inch Tall on Ends 9 3/4 Inches Tall on Stand AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA.The item "Papua New Guinea Nassa Shell Headdress April River" is in sale since Saturday, December 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.