SHELL JEWELRY of Himalayan and Sub-Himalayan Areas

Gabriel, Hannelore
May 1985
Ornament;May85, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p51
The article reports on the use of shells as jewelry in the Himalayas. The types of mollusk shells used for ornaments are conch and cowries. Shell material in Tibetan jewelry is considered a substitute for more valuable materials. Conch bracelets are mostly plain. The only decoration are a few concentric lines. They are quite sturdy and can be worn for a lifetime.


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