PAPUA NECKLACES

These beautiful adornments are handmade and inspired by the necklaces worn by the Asmat people from the Papua Island, Indonesia.
The word Asmat literally translates to ‘people of the trees’, and their spiritual beliefs and practices center on nature, which they consider sacred. The Asmat people are well known for their extraordinary art of wood carving and rich culture. The Asmat live harmoniously in the middle of nature. They cover their body parts with leaves or fibers of the forests that represent their intertwining with the natural surroundings. They also carry accessories like necklaces and bags that are usually decorated with shells or tusks of wild pigs. The necklaces of the Asmat tribes have high aesthetic value as they are worn by certain rituals. These necklaces also serve as a payment good or to barter with the neighboring tribes. 

Our special Papua necklaces are hand made in Bali, of which the shells originate from Papua.
These beautiful home accessories are supplied with a standard. Although, they are intended as home accessories, they can of course also be worn as a statement piece.

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  • Tanahmerah
    Tanahmerah

    This stunning deep red statement necklace from Papua is used in special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Tanahmerah is made of red wooden beads with recycled glas beads, combined with cowry shells from Papua.

    The…

    € 130,00
  • Manokwari
    Manokwari

    This amazing queen of all Papua necklaces within our collection is used in special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Manokwari is made of 3 rows of white egg cowries that find their origin in Papua.

    The Manokwari…

    € 250,00
  • Timika
    Timika

    This white long necklace is used in Papua for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Timika is made of lots of white moon shells, held together with two wooden balls and two white cone shells.

    The Timika is…

    € 110,00
  • Merauke
    Merauke

    This colorful piece is used in Papua for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Merauke is made of 2 rows with brown cut cowry shells and black and red wooden beads.

    The Merauke is including a stand and handmade…

    € 125,00
  • Raja Ampat
    Raja Ampat

    This amazingly huge centerpiece is used in Papua for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Raja Ampat is made of uncountable tiny cowry shells.

    The Raja Ampat is including a stand and handmade in…

    € 175,00
  • Sentani
    Sentani

    This beautiful statement necklace is used in Papua for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Sentani is made of uncountable tiny cut cowry shells, green and black recycled glass beads and normal cowry…

    € 150,00
  • Kaimana
    Kaimana

    This warm shell necklace is used in Papua for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Kaimana is made of uncountable cowry shells and held with 2 wooden balls and 2 cut cone shells.

    The Kaimana is including a…

    € 110,00
  • Serui
    Serui

    This colorful statement piece is used in Papua for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Serui is made of two rows with white moon shells and woven with black and red wooden beads.

    The Serui is including a…

    € 95,00
  • Jayapura
    Jayapura

    This beautiful statement necklace is used in Papua for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Jayapura is made of cowry shells, brown and black recycled wood beads and red saga seeds.

    The Jayapura is including a…

    € 110,00
  • Sugapa
    Sugapa

    This beautiful statement necklace is used in Papua for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Kigamani is made ofhundreds of cut cowry shells, brown and black recycled wood beads and woven cowry shells as the…

    € 150,00
  • Raja Kecil Creme
    Raja Kecil Creme

    This cute centerpiece is inspired by the official Papua necklaces that are used for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Raja Kecil Creme is completely made of cream 'True Tulip' shells.

    The Raja Kecil Creme…

    € 45,00
  • Raja Kecil Putih
    Raja Kecil Putih

    This cute centerpiece is inspired by the official Papua necklaces that are used for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Raja Kecil Putih is completely made of white cowry shells.

    The Raja Kecil Merah is…

    € 39,50
  • Raja Kecil Merah
    Raja Kecil Merah

    This cute centerpiece is inspired by the official Papua necklaces that are used for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Raja Kecil Merah is made of lots tiny cowry shells and has an inner ring of red wooden…

    € 39,50
  • Sumohai
    Sumohai

    This beautiful statement necklace is used in Papua for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Sumohai is a more simpler version in this collection and comes without a stand.

    Handmade in Bali and besides as home…

    € 75,00
  • Botawa
    Botawa

    This beautiful statement necklace is used in Papua for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Botawa is a more simpler version in this collection and comes without a stand. Made of rope, cut cowry shells and 3…

    € 55,00
  • Tigi
    Tigi

    This beautiful statement necklace is inspired by the official Papua necklaces used for special rituals or as a tool for payment between tribes. Tigi is a more simpler version in this collection and comes without a stand. Made of…

    € 35,00
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