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Silk and Shell Fabric Belt

Silk and Shell Fabric Belt

$30.00
SKU: AcBeSShl
Availability: 1 in stock

A truly unique accessory!  This belt is made of silk, stars and shells.  It is sure to be a show stopper, talk starter.

It is 63 inches long with double ties. The body of the belt measures 40″ and 2.5 ” wide. It will lie low and speak large.

Cowry shells line the belt interspersed with stars.



All of our items are hand made in Kenya, Africa. We offer Fair Trade, Green Eco gifts. Our sales provide income for families in Kenya. Thank you for shopping at Aina Moja.
  • Description

    Product Description

    A truly unique accessory!  This belt is made of silk, stars and shells.  It is sure to be a show stopper, talk starter.

    It is 63 inches long with double ties. The body of the belt measures 40″ and 2.5 ” wide. It will lie low and speak large.

    Cowry shells line the belt interspersed with stars.

    Trust me.  No one will have a belt like it.

    It was hand made in Kenya by the Bidii Women’s Group.

    Found in the Islands of then Indian Ocean, cowrie shells found their way to Africa as a major form of currency. Though no longer used as money, the cowrie shell remains. They are used in jewelry, decoration on everything from clothing to dishes. It is symbolic of prosperity.

    Worn around the hips, it is thought to increase fertility. In some cultures they were considered medicinal and were used in a variety of ceremonies.

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  • What We Do

    Our Products

    Aina Moja is Kiswahili for "one of a kind". Each item is uniquely hand-made by African artists and therefore, one of a kind. Due to the fact that each item is handmade, actual item may vary slightly from product image.

    Aina Moja products are sold at art and craft fairs throughout the summer and fall as well as in the Aina Moja shop in Belfast, Maine.

    Aina Moja is a member of Fair Trade Gifts and is part of the Artisan Support project of Expanding Opportunities, a 501(3)c organization.

    Our Money

    Our items are purchased directly from artisans in Kenya, Africa and not at tourist stations. The purchase of the items supports individuals and families in Kenya.

    Proceeds from sales of the items at Aina Moja help support the projects of Expanding Opportunities, including the Street Children Fund, STEMS, Camp Forest, Friends Across the Ocean, Books for Kenya, and Distance Learning Centers. Expanding Opportunities has the greater mission of increasing self-sufficiency through educational and charitable projects for people nationally and internationally.


    Aina Moja offers you an opportunity to donate for a child or give to Expanding Opportunities. Add a donation to your order for yourself or give a donation as a gift.