Dentalium Shell - 95 count (approximately)

$ 6.75

SKU: 41302

Beautiful (strung) Dentalium shell is a tubular mollusk that look like an elephant tusk. 1" to 2 " in length and are grade A. Dentalium Shell are sold in 95 (approx) count bags. Ridged. Traditionally dentalium were found on the west coast and were traded to interior tribes. 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 - 95 count (approximately)

Beautiful (strung) Dentalium shell is a tubular mollusk that look like an elephant tusk. 1" to 2 " in length and are grade A. Dentalium Shell are sold in 95 (approx) count bags. Ridged. Traditionally dentalium were found on the west coast and were traded to interior tribes. 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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