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Tribal Cowrie Shell Necklace from Papua


Tribal Cowrie Shell Necklace from Papua



This beautiful necklace comes from Papua New Guinea and is handmade with Cowrie shells that have been embroidered onto a crochet base made out of natural fibre.

In Papua this type of necklace is used during ceremonies and is custom-made for each person, Its round outside shape symbolizes the universe,
while the circular hole in the center is a symbol of the opening to eternal life.

It is believed to bring the wearer a happy life and protection.

Natural seashells have always played a crucial role in ceremonial traditions in Papua. With their 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 traveled on long pathways through the Asian Pacific, used as exchange items or currency
and for creating ties and relationships between people.

Dimensions: stand heights vary between 60 - 70cm x 40 - 43cm necklace widths

It comes complete with a blackened metal stand and it's intriguing story printed for you in a beautiful envelope. 

The price is for 1 necklace.
If you buy 2 we will give you 2 different heights of stands to create a nice suite like you can see in the photo.


We ship worldwide.
If your country is not listed in the checkout please contact us for a shipping quote.

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