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Drilled Money Cowrie Shells

2520-002-002
$3.06

Normally: $3.60

Drilled Money Cowrie Shells
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Drilled Money Cowrie Shells

(25/pk)

Product No. 2520-002-002

$3.06

Normally: $3.60


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The money cowrie shell acquired its name because of their past use as a form of money. These very popular money cowrie shells are light yellow in color, averaging 3/4" to 1" in length.

The Money Cowrie was a shell used on old time Native American dresses. It has a yellow ochre color and is characterized by the dimpled bottom of the shell. One hole was drilled on the narrow top for attachment to dresses and other items. Long before European contact, these shells were an important trade item in North America which were brought inland from the Pacific coast by Native American traders. They were rare, and had a high trade value.