Cowrie Shell Wedding Dresses Posted on July 24, 2020July 28, 2020 by webmaster Cowrie shells are known as the most successful and the best form of currency in the various regions of the world. According to the African legends, the cowrie shells are representing the goddess protection which is highly powerful and is connected with the strength and power of the Ocean. Therez Fleetwood’s made-to-order gowns feature a variety of silhouettes with both natural and hand-painted cowrie shell adornments. Prices available upon request. ZAHARA (left) – double silk satin with hand-painted pearlized cowrie shells; NANDI (center) – silk shantung with natural cowrie shells; ASHA (right) – silk brocade with natural cowrie shells. Veils and headpiece sold separately. AMALIA (left) – silk shantung ball gown with hand-painted cowrie shells; ZARI (center) powder blue double silk satin with natural cowrie shells; MELODY (right) – silk shantung with natural cowrie shells. Veils sold separately. TERESA (left) – double silk satin with natural cowrie shells; NEEMA (center) – silk charmeuse and chiffon with natural cowrie shells; CAMILLE (right) silk satin with natural cowrie shells.