This petite planter is hand thrown with red Navaho Clay. The matte glazes gives this peice a smooth texture while the raw clay of the cowrie shells draw the eye. Located on the bottom of the pot is a drainage hole.
Cowrie shells play a large role in West African history, continuing into present day. The shells are mainly known for being used as currency, but were also used in schools, given as gifts, and hold significant meaning in ceremonies passed down through generations. Cowrie shells can be found on altars, sewn into regalia, and used to consult the Orisha divinities and hear their replies. They continue to have a significant role in African spirituality and represent resistance to colonial rule.
Height: 4.5 inch (11.4 cm)
Width: 4.75 inch (12.1 cm)