Sulawesi Armor Vest on Stand Tall






Fiber and Steal Base


Sea Heart Beans


Sulawesi Armor: The Sulawesi Armor Vest gets its namesake from the place it originated. Sulawesi is an island located in the Indonesian archipelago and the vest is made from over 150 seaheart beans drilled and tied over a fiber backing. These hard discs provided protection to the indigenous tribes of Sulawesi as they hunted and warred against each other. Each vest is unique and is a reflection of the community and artisan that produced them. Not only did this offer protection but they were a status symbol within the tribal community.

This item is handmade and styles may vary. Depending on the materials used, color can range from light to dark.

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