Ceremonial shell bracelet from Papua

€85

SYMBOL OF LOVE AND GOOD FORTUNE

This special bracelet comes from Papua and is handmade with clam shells and beads embroidered onto a crochet base made with natural fibers.

Since ancient times bracelets like these have been worn by the people of Papua during ceremonies to enhance the body, believed to be powerful talismans of love, purification and good fortune. The shells are cut round in tribute to the Moon.

Seashells have always played a crucial role in ceremonial traditions in Papua, for their strong mythological importance. In the past, shells also traveled on long pathways through the Asian Pacific, used as exchange items or currency and for creating ties and relationships between people.

The bracelet comes complete with a black stand and its story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope. Each piece is slightly different since they are made by hand with natural materials.

Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 10cm with the stand


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