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Most commonly associated with Central America, it usually features culturally significant symbols from the artist's region of origin. The most common inlay materials are the beautiful iridescent inner lining of the Abalone & spiny oyster shell.
The brilliantly iridescent inner shell of the abalone is in stark contrast to its sea scarred outer shell making it a symbol one's inner beauty. The Shell itself is thick calcium carbonate and extremely tough. Many Native American Cultures traditionally use it as a smudge bowl & believe it holds healing properties especially with unstable emotions. Abalone is purported to be especially useful for handling and calming emotional situations, and be very soothing to the emotions.
This beautifully natural and oceanic material is known to help promote transformation and well-being.