The sacred cowrie shell, found in the islands of the Indian Ocean, was treated with special importance throughout Africa with many uses and meanings. Cowrie Shells represent abundance and fertility.
In parts of West Africa Cowrie Shells represent money and wealth. It’s said that they were once used as actually money. Cowrie Shells are a big part of African Spirituality. They are a representation of the water spirits of African spirituality who are the keepers and givers of wealth and riches.