This awesome Conch Shell decorated with a silver dragon and inlaid with Turquoise and Red Coral accents is gorgeous and full functioning as a trumpet (or horn)! Measuring 9" long, 4.5" wide, 3.5" deep, it weighs 1.8 pounds.
The Conch shell has been used throughout time and all around the world for ceremony and spiritual practices. Played as an instrument, the Conch has been employed to call upon higher energies, to create sacred space, even to announce battle or victory. An important symbol in Hinduism, the Conch shell belongs to Lord Vishnu and is still used as a sacred trumpet today in religious ceremonies like the puja. Called a Pū in Hawaii, the Conch shell has always been considered a gift from the Ocean, coming out of the life giving waters with a sound that flows across the 'Aina ( land ). To blow the Pū is a call to the divine. The Moche people of ancient Peru worshiped the sea and often depicted Conch shells in their art. The Aztecs named the Conch shell trumpet quiquiztli, the instrument that Quetzalcoatl played to defeat the devious challenge of Mictlantecuhtli, the Lord of the Dead, and reclaim the ancestral bones of humanity at the start of the Fifth Sun. The spiraling of the Conch shell has long been revered as symbolic of our journeys through this world—the infinite cycle of life, death, and rebirth that spirals through and beyond time or space. This beautiful instrument will make a special addition to your own spiritual practice!