Traditional length mareener necklace

Traditional length mareener necklace


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This work is 36cm in length and is made predominantly from mareener shells with some tiny black crow and penguin shells.

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The craft of shell stringing is thousands of years old. Today’s Tasmanian indigenous artists visit the Flinders and Cape Barren islands where their traditional shells can still be found. They dig into the sand, glean from the giant kelp and remove from the rocks their raw ingredients. These are then cleaned and painstakingly polished before stringing into necklaces and bracelets.


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