We offer natural Abalone Shell to hold Smudging materials like Sage or Incense. Many people prefer to use a natural Smudge Bowl like a shell in Smudging ceremonies.
They come natural and untreated. They may come with chips or rough edges. You can see the iridescent mother-of-pearl on the inside of the shell. You can also see the rough spot where the snail was attached to the shell. The shell comes with a line of small holes that allowed the snail to breathe. The outside of the shell appears rough and bumpy. These are natural products, so expect imperfections and variations in color and size.
Native Americans of the west coast have harvested Abalone for centuries. They consumed the meat and used the shells to make Beads, fishhooks and decorative items.
The size of these shells on the market has decreased. Our shells measure approximately 5″ on the longest side.