Cowrie Isles Framed SculptureRegular price $1,755.00
During the times of the ancient shell trade, the Maldives were known as the 'Cowrie Islands'. It is said that a powerful queen ruled over the islands while monopolising the trade in the region.
Shells of molluscs, such as the Money Cowrie (Monetaria Moneta), were harvested on palm fronds, submerged in shallow lagoons.
Year of Completion
|64 x 64cm
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Ships from Male', Maldives
Original artwork, signed by the artist
Certificate of Authenticity included