Tribal Shell Necklace from Papua
A SYMBOL OF WEALTH AND LOVE
This beautiful necklace comes from Papua New Guinea and is handmade with shells and a natural fibre.
The shells represent prosperity and is often used during wedding ceremonies, believed to bring emotional and financial wealth to the couple.
Shell necklaces have since ancient times been worn by the people of Papua 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.