Aboriginal shell art baby slippers
Aboriginal shell art La Perouse
Aboriginal shell art baby slippers
Aboriginal shell art baby slippers
Aboriginal shell art baby slippers
Aboriginal shell art baby slippers
Aboriginal shell art baby slippers
Aboriginal shell art baby slippers
Aboriginal shell art baby slippers
Aboriginal shell art baby slippers
Aboriginal shell art baby slippers
Aboriginal shell art baby slippers

Blak markets

Aboriginal shell art baby slippers

$85.00

Enjoy the colourful beauty of a pair of shell work shoes in the colours of the rainbow by the famous shell workers of La Perouse, Sydney - Esme Timbery and Marilyn Russell.

The Aboriginal women of La Perouse are famous for their shellwork which they have used to adorn everything from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to these baby slippers.

The shellwork tradition has transformed several times over many decades. It began as an Aboriginal women's craft work, was adapted and tailored to suit the tourist souvenir market, and is now considered high art and features in the National Museum of Australia as well as having taken out several art awards.

Marilyn Russel and Esme Timbery continue this tradition today with the production of their Harbour Bridge, Opera Houses and baby slippers made of shells collected from beaches up and down the coastline.