Cardiidae Shell Necklace From Papua
A SYMBOL OF WEALTH AND LOVE
This beautiful necklace was made as per ancient techniques with Cardiidae shells, natural fibre and wooden beads by local artisans on the island of Papua.
The shells represent prosperity and are often used during wedding ceremonies, believed to bring emotional and financial wealth. Here shell necklaces have been worn by local tribes since ancient times, to enhance the body as well as marking status and achievements. With the shell’s strong mythological importance they were considered to be the links between the human and the spiritual world, bringing fertility and well-being.
In the past, shells travelled on long pathways through the Asian Pacific, used as exchange items or currency and for creating ties and relationships between people.
The necklace comes complete with a blackened metal stand and its intriguing story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope. Being handmade each piece is very slightly different.
Dimensions: 80cm tall with the stand by 40cm wide
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