African Anklets – cowrie shell 02

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The cowrie shell was one of the most successful and universal forms of currency in the world. Although cowries no longer have value as money in West Africa, the humble shells persist. They worked their way into the cultural fiber, taking on a deeper symbolic and ritualistic meaning that has never been entirely lost.

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The cowrie shell was one of the most successful and universal forms of currency in the world. Although cowries no longer have value as money in West Africa, the humble shells persist. They worked their way into the cultural fiber, taking on a deeper symbolic and ritualistic meaning that has never been entirely lost.

 

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