Small Red Abalone Shell
Abalone shells are often used for smudging ceremonies by the Native Americans in the United States and Canada.
Beautiful red and pink abalone shells for burning loose herbs, incense, sage, etc.
Can also be used as decoration. Very pretty and colorful shells.
Also known as ear shells, sea ears, muttonfish, and muttonshells.
Abalone are marine snails. The shells of abalones have a low, open spiral structure, and are characterized by several open respiratory pores in a row near the shell's outer edge. The thick inner layer of the shell is composed of nacre (mother of pearl), which is highly iridescent, giving rise to a range of strong, changeable colors.
~Size: Approximately 2"-3"