Cowrie Rune : Antique Large Brass West African Casting, Authentic Tribal Artifact

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Cowrie Rune : Antique Large Brass West African Collectible Casting, Burkina Faso, 4"x2.5", Authentic Tribal Artifact, Fortune, Oracle, 1 pc

Sometimes I come across pieces that seem to hold such a power that they leave me speechless. This is one such piece. So special that I found two, but will be keeping one for my personal collection. Before I even knew their purpose, I was incredibly drawn to these pieces. Once I learned more, I realized why I had such an attraction.

This beautiful brass cast cowrie shell hails from Burkina Faso. I am told that Shamans would use these like a rune, to divine the future. The way the cowrie shell falls would provide insight into the path that a person should take.

This piece measures approximately 4" long, by 2.5" wide and it has a large loop on the underside, so that it could be worn as a pendant, or hung. The loop measures approximately 3/4".

As you can see from the photos, it sits beautifully in the palm of your hand.

This is a powerful piece. It would be perfect to have as part of your altar or shrine tools.


**As many of my products come from Nepal, a portion of my proceeds will be donated to the Unicef and Americares Nepali relief efforts. **

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