Abalone is an essential tool that has been used for centuries by Native Americans in smudging rituals. Used for its protective and healing qualities, and obvious bowl shape to catch the ash. However, smudging also intentionally involves all four elements and Abalone is also used to invoke the first element of Water. The second element is Sage, a gift from Mother Earth, the Fire produced from lighting the sage is the third element and smoke produced from the fire represents Air, the fourth element. Also, Air is represented by the feather wand which is used to help direct the smoke.
Green Abalone (Haliotis Fulgen) is found in the shallow water on the open/exposed coasts of California from Point Conception to Baja.
These are the exact shells our coastal Tongva, Chumash and Gabrielino Native Americans would have used in their smudging rituals. They are perfectly deep like a dish and easily fit into your hand. Also great for keys and trinkets or for display.
Perfect for burning Sage and Palo Santo. Not great for a soap dish as the air holes are too close to the base of the shell.A beautifully dramatic display piece.
Each unique, one-of-a-kind shell is about 5" x 4" All of our shells are handpicked by us and is equally as beautiful as the next.