Small abalone shell necklace from Papua
SYMBOL OF WEALTH AND LOVE
This beautiful necklace 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 necklace comes complete with a blackened metal stand and its story printed out for you inside a beautiful envelope. Being handmade each piece is slightly different with natural imperfections.