IFUGAO "GINUTTU" SHELL WEALTH BELT

 

Origin: Northern Luzon Ifugao People  (Provenance:  Beyer family collection.  By descent through the family.  Acquired from Dr. Henry Otley Beyer's Granddaughter.  Dr. Beyer has been recognized as "The Father of Philippine Anthropology".)

Period/Date: Circa 1900

Materials:  rattan, shell, cloth, rope, plant dye 

Description:  This lavish "ginuttu" shell belt has 26 shell disks and was one of the most prized heirlooms among Ifugao men.  The complete ensemble would have included a larger shell medallion all attached to a wood scabbard housing chopping knife.  In good condition considering its age and all the use it has seen.

Dimensions: Overall Length: 37.5" (95.5 cm) Largest shell is 1 7/8" wide (5 cm)

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