Necklace, Pupu shell and seed; Unknown maker; Pre 2006; RI.RT209

Name/Title

Necklace, Pupu shell and seed

About this object

Necklace made of small pupu rengarenga (yellow necklace-shell, Orobophana pacifica shell) and larger red-brown seeds. The shells and seeds are bored, and are spaced evenly around the necklace, threaded onto cotton string which is knotted to make the necklace.

This type of shell is often used in an 'ei pupu necklace from the Cook Islands.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

Pre 2006

Place Made

Oceania

Medium and Materials

organic, animal, shell
organic, vegetal, fibre, cotton

Measurements

l 575 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Subject and Association Keywords

Pacific

Object Type

personal effects

Object number

RI.RT209

Copyright Licence  

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