Drilled Cowrie Shells
Crow Calls Sale – SAVE 15% Thru 2/28/17
Drilled cowrie shells (as well as other shells such as dentallium shells) have long been a popular adornment to Native American regalia across the continent. “Cowrie shell” is the common name for a group of small to large sea snail shells. Throughout history many people have found rounded, shiny, porcelain-like cowrie shells pleasing to look at and to handle. In fact, the term “porcelain” derives from the old Italian term for the cowrie shell (porcellana) due to their similar translucent appearance.
Drilled Ringtop Cowrie Shells – Save 15%
Ringtop Cowrie Shells are cream colored with a distinctive orange ring. Shells are drilled with one hole in the top. Ringtop Cowrie Shells work great for ends of bandoliers, necklaces, braid ties, dresses, etc.
Drilled Money Cowrie Shells – Save 15%
Money Cowrie Shells are so called because they were once used as a form of money. These cowrie shells are light yellow in color, averaging 3/4″ to 1″ in length.
Drilled Purple Top Cowrie Shells – Save 15%
Purple Top Cowrie Shells are cream colored with an orange to marbled ring, much like the Ringtop cowrie but with a beautiful purple top. Purple Top Cowrie Shells are used in much the same way as the Rington Cowrie, as ends of bandoliers, necklaces, braid ties, dresses, etc.
NOTE: Undrilled Cowrie Shells shown below are not on sale.