Cowrie Shell - Little Egg - Project Pack

Product Code: 8346
Minimum Order: 1 No.
Current Stock: 3.000 No.

Quantity: No.
£ 18.00 total
Price shown per pack of 50 shells.

Shell size: 3cm.

Description & Application:
Selected natural cowrie shells with a white almost porcelain-like appearance and feel, from approved sources for crafts and interior/exterior decoration.

All species of Cowrie shells are egg shaped and have a shiny porcelain like appearance, making them popular for jewellery and decorative purposes. Depending on species Shells can vary size from just a few millimetres to up to 15cm in the case of Tiger Cowrie.

Cowrie Shells In History: Cowrie shells have been viewed as symbols of womanhood, fertility and wealth. The shells have also been used by many societies as currency and as gaming counters.

On a practical note shells were used for stretching the heels of socks in order that holes could be darned.

Classification: Cypraea vitellus Linne
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