freedom cowrie shell necklace
our eye-catching freedom shell necklace helms from west papua--an island in Indonesia that has preserved their rich tribal culture. cowrie shells hold a great history and meaning in the region. historically, they've been worn by royals as a symbolism of wealth and power, and were once used as a form of currency. they still carry a great ritualistic meaning in many areas throughout the world.
dozens of cowrie shells, which are abundantly found in the Indian Ocean, have been intricately placed on a woven macramé to make this awe-inspiring stand. it brings a global and tribal feel into any space, and adds a perfect touch of texture in an entry way, living area, or bedroom.
- materials used: shells, cotton, stand is made of iron
- includes stand
- approx. 8-9" wide, total height on stand 12.5"
- due to the handmade nature of this piece and the materials used, slight variations may occur