Dress up your home decor with a touch of history and magic with our cowrie shells! Cowrie or Cowry is the common name for snails or marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cypraeidae.
These majestic shells historically been used as currency in several parts of the world, as well as fine jewelry, and for other decorative and ceremonial purposes. Found in the Indian Ocean and the Sahara desert, cowrie shells are important in much of ancient Africa and America. Wherever the cowrie shells are found, they almost always symbolize wealth and fertility.
In African legend, a love of cowrie shells shows that you could be family to an ocean spirit of wealth and earth. It also represents the Goddess of protection in the ocean. In the Americas, the cowrie symbolized destiny and prosperity.