A garter of white cowrie shells
encircled one leg just below the knee.
The principal differences seen were the inclusion of perforated cowrie shells
or imitations in stone in the sets (also seen in later burials at Liulihe [95F15M2]), and the more prominent use of a widening range of stones, including serpentine, calcite, fluorite and possibly gypsum.
Note that the flower petals are cowrie shells
of differing size.
, leather and/or pelts and the gold standard were other types of currency that were used in the past.
He kept part of the old harness, which was decorated with cowrie shells
They wore bark cloth adorned with cowrie shells
, feathers and whistles.
She first used ceramic materials to mimic other media such as bark cloth or cowrie shells
, until she later incorporated non-ceramic but refractory materials fused with clay to make the objects themselves.
The associations of cowries with the history of the slave trade (the Europeans used cowrie shells
from the Indian Ocean to buy slaves) has resonance for these objects as well, because it was in part as protection against the dangers of slaving wars that these bocio once had a central role.
The young men and women stepped off a plane to a raucous welcome yesterday, including dancers who pounded the pavement in costumes made of cowrie shells
and traditional praise singers.
Maya dances in kente cloth with cowrie shells
or in leotards and tutus.
A Chase Bank banner was repurposed into AfroChase, with the company's name, logo, and a motto--STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITIES--depicted in gray felt home insulation adorned with hair picks and cowrie shells
, an iconic early form of tender in West Africa as well as an emblem of fortune-telling and divination.
In this case, the bag contained a whole necklace-worth of cowrie shells
from Papua New Guinea, some old Tibetan beads made of turquoise and carved bone, as well as a large cultured pearl and one bead of mammoth ivory.