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Sinahi (Senahi)

The Tridacna senahi is carved from the dense, thick hinge portion of the giant hima clam. Each end has a slanted hole drilled through the tip from which a cord was probably tied to hang around the neck or to link several pieces together as a show of wealth. These pieces were found in Saipan by the German Governor George Fritz in 1904. Official photo by Graf courtesy of the Berlin Museum fur Volkerkunde in Germany. Copyright bpk, 1998.


Berlin Museum fur Volkerkunde in Germany/Judy Flores

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Taken on March 1, 2010