Paua / Abalone shell on stand

£9.95

This a specimen Paua / Abalone shell and a hand carved stand, an ideal decorative piece and also an ideal and practical addition to you smudging ritual.

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This a specimen Paua / Abalone shell and a hand carved folding stand.  Whilst the shell is an ideal  decorative piece by itself it is also an ideal and practical addition to you smudging ritual.

Abalone is the name for a shellfish (molluscs) from the Haliotidae family. The inside of their shell consists of iridescent, silvery white to green and red. The meat of abalone is used for food, and the shells of abalone are used as decorative items and as a source of mother of pearl for jewellery, buttons, buckles, and inlay

Abalone shells have been found in archaeological sites around the world, from 100,000-year-old deposits in South Africa abalones were harvested by Native Americans for at least 12,000 years. As you can imagine for shells that have been harvested for thousands of years, many stories exist around their history.

The Māori call abalone Paua. The Māori use shells in warrior artwork to create the eyes. Māori’s believe the Paua strengthens the body and the heart enabling them to communicate their feelings more clearly. In turn bringing connectivity and harmony to relationships.

It is believed that Abalone shells stimulate psychic development such as intuition, our ability to express emotions with clarity encouraging cooperation with those around you at work and in your personal life. The chakras linked to the shell of abalone are the third eye, the crown and the heart,  which promote intuition.

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