Chest Ornament, Sipattal
Apayao people, Northern Luzon, Philippines
19th/early 20th century
Mother-of-Pearl, glass trade bead band, fiber
Shell chest ornament: H: 7 in x W: 5 in
A fine and very old example of a Philippine Sipattal necklace. Black, red and turquoise glass trade bead band supporting a tiered pearl shell breast ornament with bead and shell fringe drops cut like hands with fingers.
Inventory # 104566