Mega large Akusan shell belt from the Bontoc, Igorot, Philippines, 21st century
Very large beautiful traditional shell belt from the Bontoc, Igorot from the Philippines. Mainly large cone-shaped shells, animal bone beads and round wood beads. At the bottom in the middle a large number of smaller shells. The fabric that runs through the chain is woven and bears the Bontoc's signature motif and color, Igorot. A prestige belt as worn on special occasions. Good condition!
Length: about 120 cm
Weight: about 1880 grams
Origin: Luzon, Philippines
Date: 21st century