Cowrie shells have a long history and symbolizing femininity, good fortune, power, and wealth both figuratively and literally as currency in many parts of the world, making it a motif for the ages. As a smooth cool accessory (the word porcelain is derived from the Italian word for cowrie shells) or a bold pattern, cowrie is queen!
(image via Chairish)
(image via Coyote Negro, now Hernan Herdez)
(Untitled by Salvatore Vitale)
Our interpretation of the cowrie shell is a simple connected chain in soft embroidered cotton.