This handmade cowrie shell choker/necklace is from Kenya/ Africa. Cowrie shells have been used for generations and in different cultures for various purposes including as currency, for jewelry, and in religion. In Africa they are found in the Indian Ocean and are symbolic to the miracle of life. The back side of a cowrie shell resembles a female sexual organ and the front the belly of a pregnant woman. We have a few of these necklaces, since they are handmade, the one you will get might look slightly different. They have a metal clasp to close. The cowrie shells on these necklaces are not glossy like they naturally come. They might have been washed improperly. For this reason we are selling them at a discounted price. We normally sell them for $15.99.
Material: Metal clasp, Cowrie shells, black maasai beads
Measurements: Necklaces measure approximately 19" to 21" long. Each shell is approximately 3/4" long.