Mariner Shell Earrings

Mariner Shell Earrings
Item# 025595
$55.00

Product Description

Traditionally Tasmanian Aboriginal People used several species of shells to make adornments but the mariner shell has always been the most prized shell for making necklaces. Today we collect our shells much the same way as our ancestors, modern methods has assisted in us in the preparation, we no longer have to use kangaroo sinew for stringing shells or a sharp eye tooth or bone of an animal to pierce a hole in the shells.

All the shells used are collected by the artist or her mother from the waters and beaches around Tasmania. Shells are collected during very low tides during the summer months.

Each set of earrings is handmade by a Tasmanian Aboriginal artist. The earwire and setting are sterling silver. Exact color and length will vary.