Armlet made of white Conus shell, with a pendant made from strips of plant fibre. The pendant is attached with a string has small rings of pink shell woven into it.

Adhered to the armlet is part f an old handwritten label. Most of the label has been detached and lost, and replaced with an inscription written directly on the shell, reading 'Chiefs armlet'.

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