Dentalium Shell necklace - Red whiteheart beads
$ 215.00 CAD
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- 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.