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posted by davek on May 15

We end the week with this collection of all different size and varieties of the cowrie shells from around the world on display at Bishop Museum.  The Cowrie is the common name for a group of small to large sea snails in the Cypraeidae family. These pretty shells have been historically used as currency in several parts of the world and also extensively as jewellery and for other decorative or ceremonial purposes as well as for collecting.

 

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