Abalone shell is sacred to the Native Americans and is used in smudging ceremonies. These shells are 6" long, just right for holding sage and other herbal leaves - and to have on display for its natural beauty! Photo shows the front and the back of the abalone shell. Abalone helps you shift to comprehend and really hear other view points. A shamanic tool for cleansing & stabilizing energy. Folk medicine: helps with arthritis, nervous disorders, calcium deficiency, hearing issues.