As you all know, I'm a fan of a good cultural or vintage piece ... Finding a cool garment or accessory that combines the two? .. Absolutely love! This week, I was able to find just that.
Since the new year, I've found myself wearing quite a few pieces with cowrie shells recently
From being used to connect with the gods .. To symbolizing wealth, health, and good luck .. Cowrie shells have long been regarded as both culturally & spiritually important in African, Asian, Arabic, & Pacific Islander culture.
While I've been drawn to cowrie shells recently, as you many of you know, I also really like the idea of wearing a garment with deeper symbolism and meaning.
This vintage 1980's kimono I found while out on a recent vintage hunt, gives a stylish nod to the historic use of cowrie shells, while also celebrating indigenous people in the beautiful patterning.
Stylish .. cultural .. with a bit of history. The perfect fashion trifecta!