Wire Wrapped Purple Cowrie Shell Pendant
14k Gold Filled Wire Wrapped Purple Cowrie Shell Pendant- JWR0013 48mm x 24mm x 15mm. Purple Cowrie Shell Pendant. Shells have been used as money in ancient America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. It was used as legal tender up until the mid 19th century in West Africa. A white variety of cowrie shell called sacred Miigis shell was used by the Ojibwa, or Chippewa Tribe in Mediwiwin (Grand Medicine Society) ceremonies, a secretive religion of the Indians of the Maritimes, New England, and Great Lakes regions. Shell size 30mm x 22mm.
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