Shell Cup

The indigenes elaborated cups using shells. The rounded form of the Charonia variegata gives a good possibility to make a cup. This shell is frequently present in Caribbean waters and is a good stuff to eat and for making tools, ornaments and so on. Cups were part of the household and were made for containing different types of stuff. Unfortunately, most of the time no contents remains were found on them and therefore we can only speculate that such cups had contained, for example, powder or liquid for further preparation of food or paint.