Medium Freshwater Mussel Shell Earrings - Drop


Freshwater Mussel Shell Earrings, Dave Doyle.

David Doyle is a Barkindji/Malyangapa artist, educator, cultural consultant, advocate and purveyor of bush foods and medicines who lives and works on Barkindji lands in Broken Hill, NSW.

His family is from the Menindee region of the Baaka, or Darling River. Following the traditions of his mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Doyle makes carved emu eggs, mussel shell jewellery, and wooden objects including bowls and sculptures. He mostly uses natural resources or found materials, traditional practice and modern technologies to make sculpture; incorporating stories, both cultural and contemporary to continue Barkindji storytelling traditions and to ensure these stories are passed onto others.

These beautiful drop earrings are created by hand from freshwater mussel shells found along the Barka. Each pair is slightly different in shell markings, and they are around 50mm in length.

The creamy base colour of the shell and the neutral and amber toned markings make these a perfect accessory for any outfit.

Size: approx 50mm length

Weight: approx 30 grams

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