Tania Larsson

Dentalium Shell Necklace - Olive and black

Sale price Price $ 195.00 CAD Regular price

  • 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.