Set of 2 small abalone shell necklaces from Papua
SYMBOLS OF WEALTH AND LOVE
This beautiful set of necklaces was made as per ancient techniques with Abalone shells and natural fibre by local artisans on the island of Papua. The Abalone shell is believed to have healing properties, bringing emotional balance, tranquillity and confidence.
On Papua 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 set comes complete with blackened metal stands and their story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope. Being handmade each piece is very slightly different. Dimensions: Heights with stands: 52 and 40cm by 33 cm diameter and 9cm width
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