Antique Chinese Coin and Cowrie Bracelet

Antique Chinese Coin and Cowrie Bracelet

Regular price $475.00 Sale

Cowrie shells used to be used as money in the ancient world.  This bracelet is a pun on money, as it contains both coins and barter in the form of very special little Cyprea (Cowrie) shells that have a subtle brown design on the front and are lilac on the back.  Indian women used to sew Cowries in the hens of their dresses as a sign of fertility.  There are all kinds of myths and stories concerning Cowrie shells.  Silver, 7”