Elegant and bold, this Cowrie Shell Festival Top is a unique addition to any ensemble. The cowrie shell is an important symbol that is steeped in a rich, ancient tradition in Africa. It symbolizes both spiritual connection to the ocean, goddess and material, earthly wealth. The festival top is a shell that is has a halter top neckline and ends just below your breasts. It made of rows of polished white cowrie shells and ties around the neck and the waist. It is unlined and looks great over a black top.