Saturday, May 21, 2011


Materis: Dentallium shells, swarvoski crystals, tanned caribou hide. Dentallium shells were once considered an extreamly high valued item primarily by the west coast natives, extending to the north as a form of currency. Traditionally Dentallium also measured ones status and significant wealth, although today they are most commonly crafted beautifully in pacific and Inuit clothing adornment, typically for ceremonial purposes. I can only imagine how wonderful the sound of hundreds of dentallium shells strung onto clothing, bouncing around during ceremonial dancing must be! One day. If you ever get a chance, check out the stunning images of traditional dentalium dresses on google search! They are icrediblely geogeous!!


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Anonymous said...

such a good idea to use as a headband. very beautiful work.

Caroline Blechert said...

Thanks Korenova!