This distinctive forehead ornament is known by the Yolngu term djilprinin, which can be used for similar ornaments that might include large teeth like that of the crocodile or baru, the claws of an emu, and the like. They were worn by women in Arnhem Land during ceremonies.

Physical Description

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

Local Name

R'erri marntjilla

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