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This tiger cowrie can be used to decorate your living space and also, it can be used as a paperweight. The cowrie can be kept on table tops and working desks and can be used as a paperweight as well as a decorative piece. This product comes with enclosed small and tiny shells at the top of the tiger cowrie. It is great for gifting and also quite classy and elegant for work and office spaces. The enclosed tiny colorful shells give a rich feel to the product.
A cowrie, also known as kaudi or cowry is a marine mollusc which has a glossy, brightly patterned domed shell with a long, narrow opening. The cowrie was the shell most widely used worldwide as shell money. It is most abundant in the Indian Ocean and was collected in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka and on other Indian islands. The shells of cowries are usually smooth and shiny and more or less egg-shaped, with a flat under the surface which shows a long, narrow, slit-like opening, which is often toothed at the edges.
Tiger Cowries are roughly egg-shaped and dextral, the glossy shell is large and heavy for a cowry. It measures up to 15 cm (6 in) in length and the upper or dorsal side is white or buff, densely covered with dark brown or blackish barely circular spots. The high, inflated shell may be white or golden brown with scattered dark brown or black spots and a golden mantle line that runs the length of the shell.
A seashell or sea shell, also known simply as a shell, is a naturally occurring, hard, protective outer layer created by an animal that lives in the sea. If you've ever walked on a beach, you've seen seashells, and maybe even collected some to take home. Most shells that are found on beaches are usually made of calcium carbonate. Most seashells come from molluscs, a large group of marine animals including clams, mussels, and oysters, which exude shells as a protective covering. These shells, because of their bright colors, a rich variety of shapes and designs, and abundance along seashores, have long been used for ornaments, tools, and coins. Seashells are commonly found in beach drift, which are natural deposits found along strandlines on beaches by the waves and the tides.
Seashells have been used as a medium of exchange and currency in various places, including many Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean islands, also in North America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Seashells have often been used as tools, because of their strength and the variety of their shapes. Seashells have been used as musical instruments, wind instruments for many hundreds if not thousands of years. Whole seashells or parts of seashells have been used as jewelry or in other forms of adornment since prehistoric times. Shells historically have been and still are made into, or incorporated into, necklaces, pendants, buttons, beads, earrings, brooches, rings, belt buckles, and other uses. Small pieces of colored and iridescent shell have been used to create mosaics and inlays, which have been used to decorate walls, furniture, and boxes. Large numbers of whole seashells, arranged to form patterns, have been used to decorate mirror frames and furniture.
Please Note: Seashells are naturally occurring substances. The availability, size, and color differs from product to product and varies from season to season, depending on the lot. The actual product might vary from the pictures because of the very fact that the lighting conditions when the picture was taken were different or a lot of the product was different. We promise you to do our best to fulfill our commitments and match your expectations but please understand that we don’t want to overdo and harm the ecosystem. We honestly prefer preserving the feel and appearance of the product as well as the environment by keeping it as natural as possible.
|Product Name:||Tiger Cowrie with enclosed Shells|
|Product Type:||Tiger Cowrie with Small Shells|
|Product Size (Approx.):||Max. dimension of Tiger Cowrie (Length) – 3”|
|Colour:||Black with white spots (On Top)|
|Product Packing (Pieces):||1 pc|
|Print:||Tiger like stripes with enclosed colourful shells|