Country: South Africa
Material: Metal choker, fabric tassels, leather, cowrie shells
Length: Approx. 9-11 inches
Width: Approx. 2-2.5 inches
Circumference: Approx. 17.25 inches
Weight: 3 oz
This necklace was handmade by a very talented and creative designer under the brand “Lashongwe Designers" in South Africa. She combines traditional South African designs with contemporary styles to create unique, one of a kind pieces. From the time of the Great Pharaohs to the present day, cowrie shells have special significance to many people across the African continent. Beyond being used as currency for centuries, they are sacred objects which have been incorporated in myths, religious rituals, and art. When you wear cowrie shells remember the cultural, social, historical, and spiritual significance of this simple, but yet so versatile little shell.