This large lion's paw shell is a great addition for the sea witch or for smudging and offering dishes. Lots of uses for these and they make great home decor. Lion's Paw helps us balance the many aspects of our lives, finding harmony in thoughts, actions and emotions as well as finding opportunities while moving with patience. Associated with the Birth of Venus, the Lion Paw scalloped shell is used to burn loose herbs or sage. These natural shells are the perfect size and shape for holding a sage smudge stick as it burns. These are bigger than hand size. Colors and markings may slightly vary as they are each unique and natural.