These are wonderful Indonesian Money Cowrie Shells and come packaged in a quantity of 10. Colors vary on this sea shell, but it is generally a greenish-yellow coloring. The sea shell used to be cut and used as coins hence the name money cowrie. This seashell is common in the Pacific Ocean in Indonesia. This seashell is found in shallow waters around coral reefs. During the Roman period, cowries were known as Porculi, meaning little pigs. The name was later lengthened to Porceletta. When fine pottery was introduced to European society from the Far East, the shape of these new items reminded people of the Porceletta shells. Thus, the term porcelain was given to the pottery. In some countries, the cowrie shell represents fertility, and is given to brides to guarantee offspring and provide a safe delivery. In other countries, it was believed that the shell protected against the evil eye. They were also attached to fishing nets to help provide a good catch. These Cowrie shells are not drilled. They can be drilled and used in your creative jewelry designs or crafts.
Vary in size from 20 x 18mm to 18 x 15mm
Quantity of 10 per bag.
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