Rayed Artemis Cocoon Basket


Rayed artemis shell in Cocooning Phormiun Tenax fibre, coiled basket.

Size : diameter 11cm, height with shell 4cm


I found this shell whilst out walking with my children at The Sand o'Wright in South Ronaldsay. It was caked in sand, but even so was obviously a beautiful shell. Some gentle cleaning in warm water removed all of the sand and seaweed, leaving behind this lovely chalky, white shell, with the faintest hint of blue in the rays.

The basket is made from Phormium Tenax fibres, which I strip by hand from the lower leaf blade. The warmth of tone of these beautiful fibres, shows off the brilliant whiteness of the shell.

Size : basket diameter 11cm, height with shell 4cm