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Predicate Object 1971.98 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1971.98, 44658 1998-03-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-08-20T05:27:06.431Z 30 The people of the Om River are very closely related in culture to their Mountain Ok neighbours, living in the high mountain valleys of the Star Mountains at the headwaters of the Strickland River. The Sisimin had very little contact with Europeans at the time this necklace was made. Pigs continue to be the main source of wealth and status among these people. Some claim that each tooth represents a pig that has been killed by the wearer. (Pacific Jewellery and Adornment by Roger Neich and Pandora Fulimalo Pereira, 2004) Necklace, pig's teeth ornament, neck
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