Cowrie Shell Choker
This Cowrie Shell Choker is handmade by artisans in Kenya, East Africa. Cowrie shells have a great deal of meaning in African culture. They have been used as money, as religious symbols, jewelry and to show an affinity for the ocean. Cowrie shells symbolize both spiritual connection to the ocean and goddess and material, earthly wealth. This unique choker lets you harness the power of cowrie shells.
- Handmade in Kenya, East Africa
- Ethically & sustainably handcrafted
- Approximately 25" long with adjustable straps
- Made from Cowrie Shells
- Artisans make 2-3 times what they would earn in their local market.
Each choker is made by hand so there may be slight and subtle variations in size, color, or pattern. This is what makes it a unique and true piece of African art. The choker is Fair Trade, and your purchase of this choker will help provide a stable income and a good standard of living for the artists and their families. Each choker is individually made each unique with its own markings.