Solidarity Dentalium Shoulder Dusters

$135.00 Sold Out

These stunning earrings feature six rows of dentalium shells separated with white deerskin to match all your favorite clothes. Designed and made by Beyond Buckskin owner Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa).

Prior to European contact, dentalium shells were used as currency in inter-tribal exchange networks, and many Native American women proudly wore dentalium jewelry to display the wealth and status of their families. Through the meanings that the shells hold, we hope to share our traditions with the world: we decorate the body beautifully to please the spirit world and to walk in beauty and harmony with the environment around us. This item ships from the US.

  • 7" Long
  • Handmade
  • by Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)