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A single strand necklace (liriku) made of handpainted gumnuts alternated with pairs of ininti seeds (Erythrina vespertilio), strung on black elasticated thread. The gumnuts are painted green with white dots and black lines. There are two different coloured ininti seeds; red-brown and light-brown, which are alternated with the painted gumnuts, in pairs of the same colour. A yellow and purple information tag is attached to the necklace.
The Ernabella Collection No. 7 consists of a wide variety of material dating from the early 1990s to early 2005. The collection includes baskets, seed body ornaments, paintings on silk and canvas, some prints, batiks and an important group of ceramics that were produced between 1997 and 2005.
These objects represent the continuing dynamism of cultural practices at Ernabella, and the manner in which the communities at Ernabella have responded to change in the region. They attest to the desire within the community to maintain cultural practices while developing commercial enterprises that provide an economic base for the community. The collection demonstrates the Ernabella community's continuing expression of cultural heritage through the production of new forms and provides direct links to earlier cultural practices and iconography.
On display at the National Museum of Australia.
W 55mm x H 230mm x D 15mm