One (1) Abalone Shell- Abalone has been used for food and the shells used for smudging, jewelry, buttons, buckles and inlay. There is evidence of abalone being harvested by Native Americans dating back 12000 years. While the coloring inside the shell are beautiful, they become discolored and blackened after smudging. Historically, Native Americans used locally found herbs to cleanse themselves and their living space. In modern times, we continue to use these time tested methods. Have you ever experienced an air of lingering negative feelings or an unclean or “heavy” atmosphere in some area of your living space? Have you ever felt uncomfortable or dense energy moving into a new home? Burning of sacred herbs, or Smudging, can clear these energies. They are often burned in an Abalone shell, and the smoke is fanned with a feather or smudge wand. The shell represents the Feminine, the feather represents the Masculine, the herbs represent the prayer, and the fire represents the breathe of the Creator. The smoke is gently fanned over oneself, someone else, or around the environment. Always use utmost caution when burning! Never leave burning items unattended. Never place shell on item that may be damaged by heat. Avg. size 6".
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