🌈 Blue Green Red Purple Yellow ...Twisting it in the light it’s fun to move around and wonder at all the different colors… Coastal native communities have long held 𝗔𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗹 high in culture, cuisine, jewelry, regalia, and 𝘀𝗺𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘆.
🐚 This shell as a smudging bowl represents the 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 element in smudging rituals as it catches the hot embers from Sage or the holy wood of Palo Santo. The herbs or wood are the 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵 element, while the smoke the 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲, and lastly the feather the 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝗱, all of which helps to cleanse and purify your space. Sound Good?
🌊 Abalone shell is found in many places around the world and is also known as Paua in New Zealand, where during our backpacking adventures we found it abundantly in rock pools off the coast of the Tasman Sea where it likes the cool waters..
✨ Abalone (now farmed like oysters) are sea creatures with a shell one one side and suck to rocks, which is why it’s got a natural bowl shape. The iridescent sea-like colors are from microscopic platelets or layers of a substance called Nacre which reflects light and used in jewelry for its mother-of-pearl.