Cowrie Shell Bib Necklace
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Sale Price (members): $44.99
Original Price: $65.00
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Make a statement with this bold Cowrie Shell Bib Necklace. Handmade by women artisans in the West African nation of Burkina Faso, this Cowrie Shell Bib Necklace is strung on black cord with more than sixty 8 to 10mm genuine cowrie shells and artfully accented with black glass beads. Shell-loop clasp. Some natural variations will occur. 14"l.
The Warren M. Robbins Library in the National Museum of African Art is a major world resource center for the research and study of the visual arts in Africa. It is a repository documenting African art, history, culture and many of the objects found in the museum’s Walt Disney-Tishman Collection. This Cowrie Shell Bib Necklace reflects the diverse artistic expression found throughout Africa and the collections.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.