kanalaritja: An Unbroken String
The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to present a national touring exhibition focused on shell-stringing, one of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community’s most culturally significant and closely-guarded traditions.
kanalaritja: An Unbroken String features a variety of beautiful, delicate and rare shell necklaces, created by Tasmanian Aboriginal Ancestors in the 1800s, and acclaimed makers of today, as well as a new wave of stringers who had the opportunity to learn the tradition through the luna tunapri (women’s knowledge) cultural revitalisation project.
Image credit (above): Ashlee Murray, King Marina Shells, Wynyard 2016 courtesy TMAG, photography by Lucia Rossi
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