Antique ethnic shell necklace

Ethnic antique shell necklace


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Ethnic antique shell necklace

Table decoration. Wall decoration. Tribal decoration. Ethnic decoration. Tribal necklace

Ancient breastplate of cowries, small sea snails from the waters of the Indo-Pacific tropical waters, specifically the Maldives.

In ancient times, cowries were used as currency in ancient China, India and parts of Africa, so one of the characteristics of these shells is that they are directly related to power and wealth.

Cowries have been used as symbols of wealth, their use embedded in masks, necklaces or fabrics demonstrated wealth, power and noble origins.

Ideal for hanging on the wall or displaying on a table stand

Origin: Polynesia

Period: 1950







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Weight 2 kg