TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK!!
Finest Quality for traditional outfits, chokers, necklaces and decorations of all kinds. Price is for 10 shells, also available in quantities of 100 and 1 Kilo. We have a new supplier and are passing the savings on to you!
Dentalium are tooth shells or tusk shells used in indigenous jewelry, adornment, and commerce in western Canada and the United States. These tusk shells are a kind of seashell, specifically the shells of scaphopod mollusks. The name "dentalium" is based on the scientific name for the genus Dentalium, in the family Dentaliidae.
Peoples of the Northwest Pacific Coast would trade dentalium into the Great Plains, Great Basin, Central Canada, Northern Plateau and Alaska for other items including many foods, decorative materials, dyes, hides, macaw feathers, and turquoise as well as many other items.