Beads Conus Shells Money Wealth Papua New Guinea Jewelry Shells 2 1/2 Inch

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These are wonderful Old Conus Shells from the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, they are sold in a quantity of 1 They are worn to display ones wealth, rank and power and were considered prized possessions. Shell money is a medium of exchange similar to money that was once commonly used in many parts of the world. Shell money usually consisted either of whole sea shells or pieces of them, which were often worked into beads shaped. The use of shells in trade began as direct commodity exchange, the shells having value as body ornamentation The shells have a lovely worn patina from years and generations of use. These Conus Shells would be wonderful in your creative jewelry designs or crafts.

Late 20th-Century

Shows age, but in good condition.

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SHELLS WILL VARY IN SHAPE AND SIZE

2 1/2 " wide

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