Our large Abalone shells come direct from the oceans in Western Australia from an Abalone farmer we're very grateful to know.
The shell is raw from the ocean before being hand scrubbed and polished in our workshop to honour the potency of the shell.
These shells are said to give power to smudge (ie smoke medicine) and so are often used to catch the ash of incenses. They are also wonderful as an Altar piece to carry the essence of the ocean into our hearts and sacred spaces.
When using the Abalone shell as an incense holder. Place some sand in the bottom of the shell before placing the incense atop or place the shell atop a heatproof dish or surface as the shell can become quite hot.