Arnarrirnarra shell & seed necklace

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Arnarrirnarra shells are collected from local beaches on Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island. The shells are usually found at low tide and have a small slug inside. After the shells are collected they are boiled for a few hours and then they are spread out in the sun and left to dry for a few days.The slugs are then removed with a small stick.Each shell is then placed one by one on a rock and a small hole is made with either a small sharp stick or a piece of bone.The shells are then threaded on to fine fishing line, and sometimes adding seeds and shark cartilage.Before fishing line, shells were threaded onto bush string.

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Catalog Number: 18-2469

Size: 45cm worn