Handmade in Kenya
Length (Longest point): Approximately 9 inches
- Width (Widest point): Approximately 8 inches
- Chain Length: Approximately 15 inches
Materials: Beads, Cowrie Shells
Chain style: Bead
The influence of these shells also spread to China. Chinese used its shape to form their pictograph for money. In Africa, and in the Americas, the cowrie symbolized destiny and prosperity. Wherever cowrie shells appear, they almost always symbolize wealth and fertility.
Spiritual meaning: In African legend, a love of cowrie shells shows that you may be akin to an ocean spirit of wealth and earth. Cowrie shells also represent the Goddess of protection in the ocean; also thought of as the mouth of Orisha.
Today, cowrie shells make dazzling and eye-catching jewelry and decorations. They're popular for jewelry, and religious accessories all over the world.