Abalone Shell – Sustainably & Ethically Sourced
The Abalone Shell is a traditional vessel in which Native American herbs and smudge sticks can be burnt for smudging as a smudging bowl. The shell is great for leaning burning sticks in while they are burning and also with the addition of sand or earth can be then used to help extinguish them afterwards. Also loose herbs or the broken ends of smudge sticks can be placed in the shell for burning, again with or without sand or earth.
(Please do not leave burning smudge sticks unattended. If in doubt, just place the stick, that you think has gone out, outside where you can retrieve it later).
Size: The dimensions of the abalone can vary between 3-4 inches (7.5 cm) at the widest point, and much larger ones at 6-7 inches at the widest point.
As these are a natural product, the size and appearance can vary depending on what is avaliable at the time.
We receive our abalone shells from South Africa & Mexico where they are farmed. They are not caught from the wild. So the supply is sustainable and does not destroy any natural habitat or wild abalones. The meat is popular in Japan and is exported there. Then the shells are sold for various uses including to us.