currency units (currency & wealth); armlets

Kula armlet for use in the famous Kula ring economic system of the Trobriand Islands. The armlet is composed from a giant Conus shell cut into a ring with the lip pierced and attached with strings of white and red glass beads, dried seeds and pink shell rings.

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