Portfolio Tag: Shell

Body ornaments

Part of an Shell bracelet manufactured from a shell of the ´Strombidae family. This family is composed of several genera found in Antillean waters, which have been widely used by the indigenes. Multiple techniques were known to them for breaking, cutting and polishing the shell achieving thus the desired shapes. Bracelets make part of the…
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Fotuto shell musical instrument

Shell of the species Charonia variegata with an orifice at its apex. This shell which is abundant in the waters surrounding the island was very useful, first as a food and also as a household item and for body ornaments. In this case it was made into a musical instrument some sort of a trumpet.…
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