These beautiful abalone shells are great for a vessel to hold smoke wands or incense. Abalone shells have a strong elemental bond with the earth and its healing capabilities.
Abalone is closely connected to the water element and the vibrations of love, beauty, gentleness, caring, compassion, and peace. Each shell is unique and may contain "imperfections" such as black spots.
A beautiful Andean wind instrument, made from a sea shell, which emits a powerful sound when played. The Pututu is a pre-Columbian Musical Instrument from Chavin, a 3000 years old Peruvian culture, located in the heart of the Andes. According to the chroniclers Garcilaso de la Vega and Montesinos de Ovalle, the pututus were used in the Inti Raymi and Cápac Raymi festivities and after the Haylli song; they were played by young orejones (Inca nobility).