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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 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. This elegantly designed tiger cowrie pen stand has two tiger cowries as a collective, joint pen stand and one tiger cowrie shell as base. The cowrie base has a finished and flat end which is the long elongated open end of the cowrie that gives stability to the pen stand. The cowrie has a cut on its top which is polished & glazed. It can store various stationery items like pens, pencils and markers.
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 colours, 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 sea shells have been used as jewellery 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 coloured 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 colour 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 the lot of the product was different. We promise you to do our best to fulfil 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:||Triple Cowrie Pen Stand (Two Tiger Cowries with Tiger Cowrie base)|
|Product Type:||Dual Tiger Cowrie Pen Stand with Tiger Cowrie Base|
|Product Size (Approx.):||Max. dimension of 2 Tiger Cowries (Length) – 4” Max. dimension of Tiger Cowrie Base (Length) – 4”|
|Colour:||Black with white spots (On Top)|
|Product Packing (Pieces):||1 pc|
|Print:||Tiger like stripes with ‘Welcome & Good Luck’ written|