Tribal necklace, priest collar, PALANPAGANG, Ifugao, Philippines
Tribal necklace called Palanpagang. It is a priest collar, always composed of sometimes large, worked pieces of mother-of-pearl. This necklace has nine pieces of mother-of-pearl. These necklaces are worn by men of the Ifugao tribe and the Kalinga tribe. The pieces of mother-of-pearl show different colors depending on the angle you look at them from. Difficult to photograph. Much nicer in reality!! The pieces of mother-of-pearl are sometimes unworked; others carry a single line with fine engraving or multiple lines with very fine engraving like this one. The cord is made of woven rattan. This necklace is in good condition.
Length measured along the bottom of the shells is approx. 90 cm
Shell part size approx. 5 cm long x 3.5 cm wide
Weight: 143 grams
Origin: Honduan, Luzon, Philippines
Obtained in situ
(code AA9 +)