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SISI Trends Edit: Cowrie Currency

Updated: Nov 28, 2018

Cowrie shells once symbolised trade, important as they were used as currency in the trade networks of Africa, South Asia, and East Asia. Now cowrie shells are now a symbol of ethnic identity, present in modern Africa art and imagery; adorning braids, necks and ears as in Skepta's Pure Water music video.


This season we are trading our money for cowrie shaped jewellery from brands such as Isabel Marant, Tohum and Omolola.


A selection of Omolola jewellery will be available at SISI's exclusive "Sip and Shop" party on 1st December RSVP hi@sourceimporter.com


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@skeptagram costume design:@Mowalola


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@petitnoirkvlt @thetimes @_kyleweeks_ styling:@gabriellekannemeyer



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@Omololajewellery


Image Credit: Instagram

@Omololajewellery


Image Credit: Instagram

@Omololajewellery




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