Discovery : Riji

Discovery (Post#53) : Riji

Photo of the day is about “Riji”. Riji (from Bardi language) or jakuli are the pearl shells traditionally worn by Aboriginal men in Broome Region. It is worn as pubic coverings and only men initiated to the highest degree could traditionally wear them. Riji were objects of great value and were traded with inland Aborigines along ancient trade routes over vast areas of the continent. The photo is part of Broome Historical Museum Visit October 2016.

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Notes :
Photo : Exhibit, Archive, Display
Location : 67 Robinson St, Broome WA 6725, Australia
Transportation : Town Bus Service, Broome TransitBroome Cycles, Broome Broome
Official Website : Broome Historical Society & Museum

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