Tania Larsson

Dentalium Shell necklace - Red whiteheart beads

Sale price Price $ 215.00 CAD Regular price $ 0.00 CAD

  • 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. This necklace embodies an Indigenous statement of wealth and status.  
  • 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. I paired vintage Italian Red and vintage French metallic black beads. These beads are no longer being produced. 
  • Size: 30" in length.