Beaded apron, Cenderawasih Bay / Geelvink Bay, Irian Jaya - Papua New Guinea.
A fine old Cenderawasih Bay / Geelvink Bay woman's beaded apron. It has a beautiful geometric design and cloth tassels at the bottom. These pieces are made by women and worn by both men and women. The glass trade beads are of Dutch origin, centuries old and were brought to the area by traders looking for exotic bird feathers and other local trade items.
Glass trade beads, natural fiber and cotton cloth, it is a gorgeous old example in good condition.
Size without waist band H: 54 cm - 21.3 inch : W: 45 cm - 17.7 inch.
€ 750,- Now: € 375,-