armlet (arm ornament)

Shell armlet comprising three large rings of triton shell fixed together by a barred heart shaped buckle of coconut leaf midrib wrapped in plaited cane fibre. The rings are engraved on their edges with a pattern of triangle infilled with hatching.

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