Bulk Components: Cowrie Shells
Format: Small shells
Size: 1 oz package
The cowrie shell has many uses and meanings. It has it has been used as currency, jewelry, and religious accessories in almost every part of the world. Found in the islands of the Indian Ocean, the cowrie shell soon gained popularity throughout much of ancient Africa. Its influence, however, also spread to China, where it was used as a form of currency to such an extent that the Chinese used its shape to form their pictograph for money!
Today excavations have found some of the money of ancient China in the form of brass and silver cowrie shells. Spiritually, cowrie shells can be used to represent the element of water or as an offering to water deities. It also represents Goddess protection which is very powerful and connected with the strength of the ocean. Throughout Africa, and South and North America, the cowrie symbolized the power of destiny and prosperity. Therefore, the cowrie shells have been used for centuries for all types of divination These shells are excellent for us in projects, crafts and in all types of spiritual practice. Also can be displayed just for their beauty!