Carved Pearl Shell Gwarn and Ridji bwr9

  • $7,500.00
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Artist Background Bruce Wiggan is a senior Bardi man from the coastal Kimberley community of One Arm Point. He is a renowned carver and has works in many collections including the collection of Mr Kerry Stokes.

Title Ridji on Gwarn
Artist Bruce Wiggan
Medium Hand carved Mother of Pearl shell
Dimensions 185mm x 125mm
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