Admiralty Islands Dog Tooth Necklace

An Admiralty Islands Dog Tooth Necklace
Consisting of 40 teeth incised with designs in-filled with black pigment
Early 20th Century
Size: 19cm wide – 7½ ins wide (teeth approx: 4cm long – 1¾ ins long)
Dog’s teeth featured prominently on many Admiralty Island ornaments and were a form of currency that was sometimes used as a bride price. They were often embellished with incised geometric designs, which were crafted by men.

Admiralty Islands Dog Tooth Necklace

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