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Banjara Cowrie Ornament

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bellydancers.... fusion enthusists, neo-tribals, shamans, dharma punks and anthropologists!

Very vintage 50 - 60 yr old Banjara Indian traditional decoration of cowrie shells in very good condition from a purse or dress decoration, also could worn in the hair. use to decorate your car, meditation room, bedroom, anywhere!

shells are not fished among these vegetarian tribes but gathered on the beaches and considered very valuable gifts of the mother ocean. they represent Gauri - hence Cowrie.

from the nomadic tribes along the west and north side of Narmada in India. there has been quite alot of travel and trade since the dams have washed out alot of tribal agricultural land along this holy river. its not often we get to own a piece of this history and its washing away fast.

the sales from this shop are going to support my ongoing work in India - i am building a free interfaith library and temple as well as carrying on with my voluntary teaching while the funds are coming and plans are setting up..

Banjara Cowrie Ornament


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: cowrie shells, cotton thread
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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