Dentalium Shell - Single (2.5"- 3.5")

$ 9.75

SKU: 48236

Beautiful single Dentalium Shell is a tubular mollusk that look like an elephant tusk. 2.5" to 3.5" in length. Dentalium were valued for the decorative use. Dentalium was also used as a standard of monetary exchange and a sign of wealth. These shells are used to decorate "Regalia" make earrings chokers hair ties and much more. In many of the books regarding traditional clothing and regalia of the Native Americans will be displays of beautifully designed earrings and chokers made from these dentalium. At Native American gatherings you still see dentalium made into chokers and earrings and worn by the dancers.

Dentalium Shell - Single (2.5"- 3.5")

Beautiful single Dentalium Shell is a tubular mollusk that look like an elephant tusk. 2.5" to 3.5" in length. Dentalium were valued for the decorative use. Dentalium was also used as a standard of monetary exchange and a sign of wealth. These shells are used to decorate "Regalia" make earrings chokers hair ties and much more. In many of the books regarding traditional clothing and regalia of the Native Americans will be displays of beautifully designed earrings and chokers made from these dentalium. At Native American gatherings you still see dentalium made into chokers and earrings and worn by the dancers.

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