Abalone Shell for SMUDGING purification, 168 mm long--00141
Date Listed 21/08/2018
Extra large, whole abalone shell in its natural state
168 mm (6 & 5/8 inches) long
140 mm (5 & 1/2 inches) wide
This is NOT the shell of a cultivated abalone
It's the shell of a WILD abalone
Ideal for burning sage in -- a smudging ritual to purify a space, yourself or a person.
This shell is thick and its thickness provides insulation against the heat of the hot cinders.
This extra large wild abalone shell provides a very large hole-free area compared to cultivated abalone which is very much smaller in size.
In cultivated abalone shells, which are much smaller, the natural holes are much nearer to the smudging use area and hot burning cinders are more likely to fall through the holes.
In this extra large wild abalone shell, the natural holes are all far to the side and far away from the smudging use area, so there's no danger of hot burning cinders falling out through the natural holes.
This extra large size provides more distance to keep the heat from the hot cinders away from the fingers holding the abalone shell. Smaller shells and cultivated abalone shells cannot do so.
Ideal for cutting & polishing to make into jewelry
Gives bigger flat pieces not possible from credit-card-sized cultivated abalone
Why abalone shells for smudging?
Smudging is a sacred tradition practiced throughout history and across cultures.
Typically, a ceremony to clear out negativity and create space for healing begins with the “Sacred Smoke Bowl Ritual”. The smoke attaches itself to negative energy, carries the negativity away, and carries prayers out into the Universe.
The unlit herbs represent the earth element, the lit herb represents fire, the smoke represents air, and abalone shells being a gift from the sea symbolically represent the water element.
The abalone shell is the “Sacred Smoke Bowl" to catch hot cinders and hold what remains of the smudging stick after it’s burnt.
Self-collect @ By MRT -- Bukit Gombak MRT Station -- NS3
By car -- HometeamNS Bukit Batok -- S659003
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