kap kap

Composite ornament for wearing on the forehead or in the back of the hair, constructed from a curved circular piece of clamshell which has been pierced at the centre so that it can be attached to a circular piece of turtle shell in front. This piece is cut into a pattern of four converging sets of concentric V shapes around an X shape.

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