Sippatal, Tribal Isneg Pectoral Necklace , Luzon - Philippines,
Sippatal, Tribal Isneg Pectoral Necklace , Luzon - Philippines,
Sippatal, Tribal Isneg Pectoral Necklace , Luzon - Philippines,
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Sippatal, Tribal Isneg Pectoral Necklace , Luzon - Philippines,

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Vintage from the 1950s

Sippatal, ethnic ornament from the Isneg people, North Luzon, Philippines. Circa mid 20th century or earlier. Composed of cut shell pieces and tiny beads, the sippatal is unique to the Isneg. More of a chest, or pectoral, ornament than a necklace, the sippatal is the showpiece of Isneg festive dress and is displayed only for special occasions. These are heirloom articles and occasionally are components of the marriage gift - dowry offered to the bride's family by the groom's family. Always spectacular and never common in trade, a sippatal is a must have for any collector of old Philippine tribal adornment. Measures about 21 inches long including the beaded collar, and about 6 inches wide