Tania Larsson

Dentalium Shell Necklace - Purple

Sale price Price $ 185.00 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 clasp is sterling silver. 
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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: 29" in length. 
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Due to worldwide shortage of the dentalium shells these are some of my last long shells on hand.