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Cowrie Arab 4-6cm

Product Code: 8675
Minimum Order: 1 No.
5+ No.20+ No.
Price per No.£2.25  
Current Stock: 679.000 No.

Quantity: No.
£2.25 total
Shell size: 5-7cm.

Description & Application:
Commonly known as an Arab Cowrie, these shells are more correctly described as coming from the Aribica group found in Indo- pacific waters.

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. Small cowrie shells have also been used by many societies as currency and gaming counters.

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

Classification (Typically): Cypraea aribica Linne
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