Carved Pearl Shell Gwarn and Ridji bwr5

  • $7,500.00
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Title Ridji on Gwarn
Artist Bruce Wiggan
Medium Hand carved Mother of Pearl shell
Dimensions 185mm x 130mm
Additional Information A gwarn is a traditional sacred object of the Bardi people of One Arm Point community north of Broome in Western Australia. While the object itself is called a Gwarn, the carved pattern on the Gwarn is a Ridji. Each Ridji tells a different story. After the shell is carved, the artist rubs traditional ochre mixed with a fixative into the carvings to create the contrast and pattern.
This Ridji on Gwarn can be framed for an additional $250.00