One half of a shell from a clam, with the exterior side a muddy-green colour. Shells such as this one are commonly used to prepare and contain plant medicines which have been burnt and mixed with oil by healers, or 'albolarios'. The knowledge about using shells has been passed down to healers from their ancestors. Philippines.
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