Dentalium Shell Necklace - Olive and black
$ 195.00 CAD
- This necklace is an Indigenous statement of wealth and status. The dentalium shell was traded across North American from the Arctic to the Plains. They were a form of currency to Indigenous peoples. The shells generally originated from the West Coast and were traded inland.
- I hand sanded and polished each shell to ensure the longevity and comfort of the necklace.
- The caribou antler was hand sanded for a smooth finish. I like to place the caribou piece above my heart.
I searched for these vintage European beads because of the beauty of their colour and shape. These beads are no longer being produced.
- Size: 32" in length.