Summary

This distinctive ornament wsa worn by women during ceremonies. The name djilpirinin refers to ornaments that include large teeth such as those from the crocodile or the claws of an emu.

Physical Description

A forehead ornament made of fish bones embedded in beeswax attached to a multiple strands of vegetable fibre string.

Local Name

djilprinin

Significance

This rare object includes the bones of a fish, most likely a Spanish Mackerel (possibly Scomberomoruse genus).

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