About this object

History of use

The bundle is held by men for ritual use and is believed to have mystical power, bringing fortune to bearer in exchange, health, fertility, productivity, family affairs, etc. Stones of men who maintain moral cooperative relations are kept together.

Cultural context


Physical description

A bundle wrapped in many layers of thin papery bark. Contains one fossilized shell, packed in orange marsupial fur. Bundle is bound with bark strips. Blackened by smoke.