Yua Wenga Currency on Stand, Early 20th C.
A single Yua Wenga currency from the early 20th century on custom iron stand. This antique tribal currency piece from Papua New Guinea has been carved from a giant clam shell, with pieces of bamboo. Yua means money and Wenga are clam rings. The Yua Wenga currencies were more often found among the tribes living near the coast, and used for major transactions, including property sales and marriages. This Yua Wenga tribal currency from the early 20th century is displayed upon a custom black iron stand, included with purchase. Should you be interested in a collection of these wonderful clam shell currencies, please contact us as we have others available ranging in various sizes, priced and sold separately.Dimensions
(18cm x 6cm x 23cm )
Early 20th Century
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