Oyster Shell Earrings No. 4
Oyster Shell Earrings No. 4 from Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre, earrings comes with card featuring the artist’s name and design description.
Girriŋgirriŋ is the Yolŋu word for seed or shell made jewellery, necklace or ornament.
These earrings are made from flat mangrove oyster shells which are then painted with Gapan (white clay) and natural earth pigments. Oyster shells are collected at low tide off the rocks amongst the mangroves. Then they are boiled, cleaned, cut and painted.
Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre is the Indigenous community controlled art centre of North East Arnhem Land. Located in Yirrkala, a small Aboriginal community on the northeastern tip of the Top End of the Northern Territory, approximately 700km east of Darwin. Our primarily Yolŋu (Aboriginal) staff of around twenty services Yirrkala and the approximately twenty-five homeland centres in the radius of 200km.
Priced at $105.00 including free postage.