arm ornaments

Decorated in one place with the broken wooden base shaft of an ornamental feather plume which has been wrapped in a red trade fabric and stitched to the side of the woven cane armband. Five cowrie shells are stitched on either side of this plume and an eleventh shell is attached to a bark fibre cord dangler.

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