Solomon Warriors Choker

A very fine warriors collar composed of a woven fiber band with approximately 440 porpoise teeth inserted into the weave. Each tooth has been carefully selected so that they are of the same size and curvature; as well as pierced laterally at the root for the inclusion in the woven band. The band ends to either extremity with double woven ties. Solomon Islands, Melanesia. 13,5 Ø x 5 cm. 19th century.
 

Literature: Ref.: Phelps, Steven: ART AND ARTEFACTS OF THE PACIFIC, AFRICA, AND THE AMERICAS, THE JAMES HOOPER COLLECTION. Hutchinson & Co. LTD. and Christies, Manson & Woods, London. 1975, PL. 145, N° 1164, p. 436.