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Sorighe 'e mare (cowry)

The artefact

This gold and cowry shell pendant, also known as Sorighe 'e mare (cowry), is entirely hand-craft using traditional goldsmith techniques. Traditionally, it was used as a fertility charm and was therefore presented as a gift at a daughtr's birth. Traditionally made of silver, a gold variant of the foxtail-mail chain is also available.


Materiali: Gold, Coral, shells and mother of pearl
Tecniche di lavorazione: Filigree, Traditional goldsmith's techniques
Località di produzione: Gavoi

Artigiano: Porcu Gioielli
Settore: Jewels

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