The American Alligator is a well-adapted living fossil covered with dorsal armor. This dermal shield consists of bony plates, called osteoderms, interconnected by sutures and non-mineralized collagen fibers, providing a dual function of protection and flexibility.

 

Osteoderm features a sandwich structure, combining an inner porous core and an outer dense cortex, to offer enhancements for stiffness and energy absorbance.

 

Earrings measure 4 " which includes bead and finding.

Cipactli Osteoderm Earrings

SKU: 6044 6045
$15.00 Regular Price
$13.50Sale Price
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  • When not in use, keep item in its original packaging. Made from natural animal bones which tend to patina with time. 

    To clean: For light cleaning of make up or dirt, use square nail buffer of fine grit. For heavily soiled bones, wash with dishwashing soap and a toothbrush. Let sit out in the sun to dry.

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