Tasmanian Aboriginal women have protected and practiced the tradition of ‘Kanalaritja’ (shell necklace) for thousands of generations. Artist & curator, Lola Greeno has achieved international acclaim for her necklaces and is an inspiration to her community. It is now her responsibility as an elder within her family to ensure that this legacy continues.
This female art form is so much more than a necklace, it represents the survival and perseverance of Aboriginal women in the face of colonization. It is now her time to continue the unbroken string, passing down sacred knowledge to her granddaughters.