Sandpalm Earrings by Frances Rrikili (2)

Sandpalm Earrings

The tassel style earrings Rrikili creates using the fibre from Livistona humilis, or more commonly known as Sand Palms. Delicately stripped and prepared, the leaves are boiled with natural bush dyes – Djundom –  a yellow root dye, Gultji Gultji – a red/pink bulb dye, and Gulumuny – leaves that create purple when added to Gultji Gultji. Once dyed, the fibre is prepared into fine strands and arranged into tassels.