Exchange Stone (Je) – Balam Village
Exchange Stone (Je)
Origin: Balam Village, Dani Tribe, Asmat, Western Highlands, West Irian Jaya
Medium: Stone, fiber, palm raffia
Dimensions: H. 20.75
Provenance: James Pongrass Collection, Jeff Sadowski Collection 1996
Exhibited: Private Museum, Xiamen, China 2011
Je stone of long and slender form with attached palm raffia skirt with fibre encircling just above center. Je stones played a dual roll as brides wealth at weddings and grave markers for funerals.