Cowrie Shell Pendant unified with 14.5" raw brass neck cuff.
The small shells have a long and intriguing history in Africa and for the Black community in general:
In traditional African culture, the small humped, ovate shells hold significant spiritual and even monetary value. Did you know that the humble cowrie shells we sport freely today were once one of the most important symbols of wealth and money for centuries? The durable and lightweight characteristics of the shells made them an ideal trading currency long before the world adopted pounds, dollars, or any other form of paper/coin currency. It was a universal form of currency whose relevance weaved into the cultural fibre of Ancient African societies.