3" Cockle Shell Ball A beautiful coastal decor accessory. These Cockle Shell Sculptures are made with natural shells and are stunning on your coffee table, book shelf, desk or any other area you want to add a seaside touch! We love to place one atop a cache pot to create a coastal topiary or a few in a bowl for a beautiful dramatic Coastal Decor Accent.
They come with a white ribbon string for hanging but we often trim our to display in a vignette.
DIMENSIONS: 3" DIA
MATERIALS: Natural Cockle Shells
FACTS & HISTORY: A cockle is an edible marine bivalve mollusc. Although many small edible bivalves are loosely called cockles, true cockles are species in the family Cardiidae.
A common cuisine around the world, Cockles are sold freshly cooked as a snack in the United Kingdom, particularly in those parts of the British coastline where cockles are abundant. Boiled, then seasoned with malt vinegar and white pepper, they can be bought from seafood stalls. Cockles are also available pickled in jars, and more recently, have been sold in sealed packets (with vinegar) containing a plastic two-pronged fork. A meal of cockles fried with bacon, served with laverbread, is known as a traditional Welsh breakfast.
Cockles are a street food in Cambodia where it is usually steamed or boiled and served with a dipping sauce consisting of crushed peppercorns, salt and lime juice
In Japan, the Japanese egg cockle (Laevicardium laevigatum) is used to create torigai sushi.