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I created these lovely little seashell and brass earrings to celebrate the noble Cowrie shell, longtime currency in Africa and an ancient symbol of womanhood.
They are light, easy to wear and about 3.5 inches long, including vintage style kidney hooks.

The name Cowrie comes from Kauri, which was sometimes translated as Brilliant One, that is, the Shakti of the universe. Kauri was also known as Kali-Cunti, the Yoni, or Great Mother, of the Universe. It is the symbol of rebirth and represents the female Gate of Life...

I thought the mother of pearl crescent moons were a natural match for the cowries as the crescent moon, also called Luna, is a sign of fertility, related to life and death, and a popular symbol in many religions. It pinpoints changing seasons, ebb and tide (and related inundations as harbingers of fertility), and the feminine menstrual cycle.Biblical references use the moon symbol to highlight cosmic events, divine epiphanies and the ephemeral nature of human life and history.

La Luna. Cowrie Shell Earrings

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cowrie, seashell, brass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 1596 reviews
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