19th Century Conus Dowry Shell Beads
- 19th Century Conus Dowry Shell Beads
- Approx. 34" long
- Bead Approx. 11mm to 28mm
- In Mali, an arid land-locked country, seashells were highly valued and treasured as heirlooms. Often used as high level currency in cattle and other commodity exchanges, these impressive well worn shells passed down through generations.