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Cowrie Shell, Loose, Shiny, Smooth

Weight: 0 lbs 8 ozs
Material: Pacific Cowrie Shell
Item Size: Approx. 8x22x16mm
Additional Specs: Approx. 132 per pack.
Country of Origin: The Philippines
Handmade: Yes
Catalog Page Number: 304
Stock#: 22-526-2
Loose polished cowrie shells, 8x22x16mm average size. Smooth and shiny. Each bag is 200g (approx. 132 shells). With the tops ground off like this, they sit nice and flat, forming a smooth border. These shells are often sewn upside down on beaded Nigerian wall hangings, belts and ceremonial items. We've been seeing these woven or sewn onto chokers. More details...
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California lead classification for this item: Class 1
Average Rating: - Rated 4/5 from 1 Reviews

Cowrie Shell, Loose, Shiny, Smooth
Cowrie Shell, Loose, Shiny, Smooth

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"An old goodie"

on 7/20/2009 1:09:52 PM

Comments: I bought these beads mostly for the history behind cowries: how they have been used in jewellery, embellishment on clothing, as money and for magical and ritual purposes. The beads are very nice and are great not least in "ethnic" or earthy style jewellery. But the shine and colour also works in modern styles and sparkly designs. I use them as charms/pendants just as well as I link them together. Haven't tried macramé yet, though.





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