A SOLOMON ISLANDS STONE NET WEIGHT
Provenance: Kevin Conru, Brussels
A carved stone fishing net weight in the shape of "Barava", shell money from western Solomon Islands. Net weights are used in conjunction of a fishing lure or hook to increase its rate of sink, anchoring ability, and/or casting distance.
Western Solomon Islands, 19th/20th century,
Stone, 18 x 14 cm
Price: on request