Jalinyi

Riji are carved pearlshell, rubbed with ochre. They were traditionally used as a trading device with inland tribes and during men's initiation ceremonies. The design shown on this Riji is a significant law design.

Sebastian was mentored by Aubrey Tigan, well-known senior lawman and artist, and he is now able to produce the old local law designs and trading designs of the area. 

Courtesy of Short Street Gallery

 

Year
..2014
Medium
..Carved pearl shell and ochre
Measurement
..200mm x 160mm
Copyright Line
..Copyright Short Street Gallery