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Then girls reaching marriageable age are adorned with the familys finest beads to celebrate their puberty.
The abalone produces pearls as well, usually small, in shades of blue to greenish yellow.
Their shells were traded near the Pacific Ocean and then trekked by foot far inland, to the deserts and high plateaus of the Southwest in pre-Columbian times.
There the Anasazi and other Native American artisans cut abalone shell into thin disk beads and geometric pendants, and crafted inlaid and mosaic ornaments combining shell with other precious materials, such as jet and turquoise.
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