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Old Large Conus Shell Bead, Mauritania

£35.00

A beautiful vintage conus shell whorl from Mauritania, approximately 4.6 cm in diameter. It would have been used by women as hair adornment, braided into tresses or as a traditional necklace element. It may also have been used in trade as currency.

It is strung on a leather cord for immediate wear as an eye-catching necklace if desired. Alternatively it may be useful for making jewellery or sewing onto fabric, adorning handmade bags or other goods.

Photo props are not included.

Date:

1930s

Material:

Conus shell

Dimensions:

Approx. 4.6 cm / 1 ¾" (dia.)

Weight:

23.8 g

Ref:

BEA-339