3112 – Cowrie shell necklace: A necklace made up of a mix of shells

Physical description:
A long necklace made of various shells including cowrie shells. The necklace is fairly thick; the shells are clustered tightly around the string (which looks like fishing twine) so that it is not visible. Excellent condition.
Museum classification:
Sea Witchcraft
Size:
36cm long
Information:

In many traditions the cowrie shell is the symbol of the feminine and has the power to promote fertility.

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Shells and string
Copyright ownership:
MWM

In many traditions the cowrie shell is the symbol of the feminine and has the power to promote fertility.