nose ornament

Nose-piece (Bedamuni: miigibi). A piece of Cassowary bone (wiida gasa) worn through the nasal septum by men and women.

The use of Cassowary bone for nose-pieces is comparatively rare. Normally bamboo is used.

This example was bought from Oè.

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