Hatched


I'm not really sure what I have here, these three objects appear to be little bits of iridescent rock glued to construction paper.

Found in "Horton Hatches The Egg" by Dr. Seuss. Published by Random House, 1940.

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12 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure it's mother of pearl :)

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  2. It's hard to tell, is it abalone shell?

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  4. Those are pieces of abalone shells.

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  5. I guess we can only speculate as to the reason why these bits of shell were glued to the paper.

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  6. Definitely Paua (abalone) she'll. it's pretty common in NZ for pieces like this to be glued onto greeting cards etc

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  7. Yep. Polished Paua Shell (aka Abalone). For sure. From New Zealand.

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