Ininti Seed Necklace by Leonie Campbell
Title: Ininti Seed Necklace
Medium: Seeds and nuts
Size: 41 cm
Artist: Leonie Campbell
The necklace is made of Gum nuts, Acacia seeds (small brown seeds)
and Ininti seeds. Firstly, the Gum nuts are lacquered, then designs which are associated with Aboriginal Iconography are created using bright acrylic paints.
Necklaces are traditionally worn by both men and women in rituals and ceremonies focusing on sexuality and fecundity. The string or hair that the necklace is made from is of equal importance because it symbolises the relatedness of a people and families in particular. When the necklace is worn it represents part of the land and connects the wearer to the land.
If you would like to know more about Aboriginal Beaded Jewellery and the relationship with Aboriginal Art and culture, please read the following articles