Abalone shells are often used as tools to perform smudging rituals. Use as a bowl to catch hot cinders and hold what remains of the smudging stick after it's burnt.
Abalone are a type of mollusk. These sea snails cling to rocks near to shore, and are often consumed by other marine species. The shell of abalone is extremely durable. Many cultures think of the abalone as a symbol of water. Its calmness and tranquility protect us from life's unsettling passions - to wash away any unpleasantness and shield us from the darkness.
Each shell will have variations in size and coloring.
They are approximately 4.5 to 5" wide by 5.5 to 6.5" long