Hollywood Regency Style Pair of Philippines Pendants Woven with Sea Shells


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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Original and distinctive pair of Philippines pendants in Hollywood Regency style; they are each made up of more than a thousand shells patiently mounted one by one on a wire frame of typically oriental design; pretty white shells belonging to the coniforms family prevail, while the darker ones are the well-known cyprae; these two objects represent the skill, ingenuity, meticulousness, and patience of Eastern artisans, in fact, they were created in the Philippines between 1970 and 1979 in a small workshop on the island of Cebu in the central Visayas region. They can be used (even outdoors) as dreamcatchers, spirit banishers, or talismans, but also when the wind simply makes them move you can enjoy an ear-pleasing sound that soothes the soul and body; they can also be original indoor chandeliers, ours are already electrified with a light point (see photo), however, more can easily be added. For much of history, shells played a vital role for humans; they were used in everything from money to art. Early Stone Age humans used shells to decorate their jewelry, houses, and boats. In many tropical countries, tribes used shells as currency. The Incas buried shells with their dead. Throughout history, architects and artists incorporated a variety of symbolism into their works, including precisely the shell. Among the ruins at Pompeii, shells used to decorate statues of deities were found. In Greek and Roman myths, shells were a symbol of prosperity, and rebirth and, when associated with the sea, indicated the source of fertility. We all come from the sea, so the shell became a symbol of the womb and the birth of the goddess Venus or Aphrodite. For this reason, the shell represented the female deity in pagan worship and was associated with love, birth, and reproduction. The result of these ancient customs was that shells became absorbed into our collective unconscious as a positive symbol. The objects are in good condition. Measures diameter cm.22, height cm.80. The electrical system is working but the wiring is European, and the compatibility of the voltage in other countries must always be checked by an electrician before use. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

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Place of origin:
Hollywood Regency
Dimensions (cm):
80H x 22DI
Dimensions (inch):
31,50H x 8,66DI
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Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The objects are in good condition.
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