Tania Larsson

Muskox Horn and Dentalium Shell Necklace

Sale price Price $ 350.00 CAD Regular price $ 0.00 CAD

This necklace is made from muskox horn. This rare material has beautiful natural motifs that catches the eye. The chain is made with dentalium shells that I sanded and polished to ensure the longevity and comfort of the necklace.  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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The pendant was hand cut and sanded to create a high polish finish. This piece has a real picture quality to it and looks like a mountain range which makes it a show stopper! 
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No two cuts from the horn can create the same motifs so each piece is unique. 
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The pendant measure 12.5 cm across, and 3 cm high. The necklace has a 56 cm (22") length.
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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. 
Size: 30" in length. 
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This powerful animal is found in the Arctic. The horn are supplied by sustainable harvesters from remote northern communities of Canada. The horns can be found on the land or are remnants from a hunt that fed a community. 
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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.