Beautiful Baby Mixed Nassa Shells 1/4" size, bowl/vase filler, 1 sold by the quart bag. Ideal for a bowl or hurricane filler as shown. Pictured in our Petite Glass hurricane and medium offering bowl, both available for sale separately.
*1 quart bag is enough for 2 to 3 medium size hurricanes or bowls
DIMENSIONS: 1 quart bag of baby Nassa Shells, sizes are approximate and vary slightly
MATERIALS: Miniature Natural Shells Whole
FACTS & HISTORY: The name is derived from the Latin word "nassa", meaning a wickerbasket with a narrow neck, for catching fish. Nassarius would then mean "someone who uses such a wickerbasket for catching fish".
Several beads made from Nassarius gibbosulus shells are thought to be the earliest known forms of personal adornment, or even jewelry. Two shell beads found in Skhul Cave on the slopes of Mount Carmel, Israel, are thought to be 100,000 years old.