Abalone shells are often used for
smudging ceremonies by the Native Americans in Canada and the United States.
These abalone shells have been cleaned, bleached, and treated in muriatic acid and/or dipped in a light coating of resin. The outside of the shell is clean, but still rough. They are not recommended for use in food consumption.
The sizes have been
obtained by measuring the longest side of the shell.
||Mexican Abalone Shell:Red:2-3" (5-7.5 cm)
||Mexican Abalone Shell:Red:4-5" (10-12.5 cm)
||Mexican Abalone Shell:Green:4-5" (10-12.5 cm)
||Mexican Abalone Shell:Green:5-6" (12.5-15 cm)
||Mexican Abalone Shell:Green:6-7" (15-17.5 cm)
||Mexican Abalone Shell:Green:7-8" (17.5-20 cm)
||Mexican Abalone Shell:Gallery
||See gallery below.
Genus and species of Red Mexican Abalone: Haliotis
and species of Green Mexican Abalone: Haliotis fulgens. Wild.
Mexican red and green abalone are not endangered and are not subject to CITES controls.
There are no export controls for this item.