These special edition coolamon earrings were inspired by 2018's NAIDOC theme 'because of her I can', paying respect to all the matriarchs in the Aboriginal community.
A coolamon is a vessel traditionally used by Aboriginal women to gather water, fruits, nuts and even cradle babies. 'Coolamon' is an anglicisation of an Aboriginal word in the Kamilaroy language which was traditionally spoken in NSW and southern Queensland.
These handmade Coolamon earrings add a touch of Australiana to any outfit, and make a lovely keepsake or gift to mark special occasions. We often send a pair of Koorie Circle Coolamon Earrings to customers celebrating a friend's Australian citizenship ceremony or graduation.
The Koorie Circle creates contemporary Aboriginal designed and inspired jewellery made from sustainable sourced timber.
Laura Thompson is a Gunditjmara woman and artist living and working in Melbourne. She developed The Koorie Circle from a desire to make pieces that tell a story, celebrating the culture, history and identity of Aboriginal Australia. Painted and finished by hand, each piece bears the mark of its maker and is made to be worn with pride.
Based in Northcote, Melbourne on Wurundjeri land.
Material(s): Painted bamboo, hypoallergenic surgical steel hooks.
Size (cm): 4 (width) x 7.2 (height) x .15 (depth)
*All Koorie Circle jewellery and accessories come packaged in branded gift bag.
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