Following in the South Seas tradition of all Pacific Islanders, Conch and Triton seashell horns are always blown to herald the new wedding.
The Conch House - 625 Truman Ave.; Key West, FL 33040; (305) 293-0020; (800) 207-5806 - This 19th century inn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been restored to its original elegance.
Seafarers, whether whalers, explorers or traders. would encounter conch horns being used in all of the southern waters of the world from China to southeast Asia to South America and the Caribbean.
You can make simple wedding reception centerpieces for a Hawaiian wedding by tucking a single flower into a large conch shell.
For summer months, chose a beach or water theme and add large shells such as conch or starfish along with a fish net.
Other areas of the ears which can be pierced are the tragus, anti-tragus, conch, rook, snug, daith and helix.
This so-called third, upper or posterior conch is not a true conch, nor is that of the vestibulum; only the middle one forms a scroll, and this corresponds to the only one of reptiles and the lower of the mammals.
This is expressed on the Horologium of Andronicus Cyrrhestes, called the Temple or Tower of the Winds, at Athens, where Boreas is represented as a bearded man of stern aspect, thickly clad, and wearing strong buskins; he blows into a conch shell, which he holds in his hand as a sign of his tempestuous character.
Its upper extremity embraces the lower surface of the cartilaginous ear-conch; its lower end reaches the level of the inferior margin of the mandible, along the posterior margin of which it is placed.
The conch-shell is the trumpet of alarm and call to arms. The vendetta - resulting, when successful, in the bringing back the head of the slain as a trophy to be set up as a house ornament - is widely practised..