The nation of Benin has a higher concentration of twins than any other country. There, twin children "Ibejis" are regarded as divine blessings which bring happiness to their family if they are cared for and treated with respect. From Xavier Rocher and Helene Joubert book "Ibeji"
Le Cauri Endiamanté, our debut collection, revisits a natural treasure, rich with symbolism: the cowrie shell.
Cowries have long been a symbol of prosperity, spirituality, and fertility. From ancient times through to the late 19th Century, they were used for ornamentation and even currency, and they are still used today in the Art of Divination. They have become synonymous with wealth and fortune, and continue to be worn in as a talisman to bring good fortune in many cultures.
This piece is made-to-order and will ship in 4–6 weeks