Tania Larsson

Dentalium Shell Necklace - Blue and French Pink Opal beads

Sale price Price $ 215.00 CAD Regular price

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.  
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I hand sanded and polished each shell to ensure the longevity and comfort of the necklace. 
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The caribou antler was hand sanded for a smooth finish. I like to place the caribou piece above my heart. 
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I searched for these vintage European beads because of the beauty of their colour and shape. These beads are no longer being produced.
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Size: 28" in length.
    Due to worldwide shortage of the dentalium shells these are some of my last long shells on hand.