Abalone shells are a beautiful natural ash catcher for smudge sticks. When a shell is used in a smudging ritual, all four Elements are present: Fire (the burning herbs), Air (the smoke), Earth (the ashes), and Water (the seashell).
Besides smudging, shells may be used as offering bowls, to burn cone or resin incense, or simply admired as a creation of Nature. If using as an incense burner or smudge pot, always place shell on a heatproof surface. (Wood stands and coasters are great for this purpose!)
These shells are wild-harvested in Mexico from Pacific Ocean Abalone. The outside is olive green to reddish-brown. The inside is iridescent mother-of-pearl color. Holes, ridges, and barnacles are a natural feature of these shells.
You will receive one shell, chosen just for you and securely packaged for shipping. Sizes and patterns vary slightly, but all measure at least 5" in length.
Dimensions: Approx. 5-6 in (length)