The tribesman would probably wonder why the Chief of the English Tribe kept cowrie
shells under his hat.
- "A World by the Tale", Gordon Randall Garrett.
On palm- fringed shores I colour the Cowrie
shell, With its edges curled; And, deep in Datura poison buds, I dwell In a perfumed world.
- "India's Love Lyrics", Adela Florence Cory Nicolson (AKA Laurence Hope), et al..
Beads of cheese Tibet Beads of hard cheese, two inches in diameter, are strung like a necklace of cowrie
shells or a rosary, fifty to a hundred on a string.
- "The Complete Book of Cheese", Robert Carlton Brown.