Medium: Gunga (Pandanus spiralis) natural dyes, and sterling silver.
The Yolŋu term "Girriŋgirriŋ" refers to the art of creating jewellery, necklaces, and ornaments using seeds and shells. Various natural materials like seeds from Gum Trees(Eucalyptus), Rattlepods(Crotalaria), Red Bead Trees(Adenanthera pavonina), Sicklepods (Senna obtusifolia), Ŋaraka (fish vertebrae) from fish species like Parrotfish, Kingfish, small Mäna (sharks), stingrays,and seashells are used. Small seeds are pierced with a needle, while large ones are pierced with heated wire. Seashells are collected, boiled, cleaned, and pierced. Some jewelleryis woven fromgunga (Pandanus spiralis) Pandanus leaves, which are carefully harvested and dyed using natural dyesbulbs, roots, or bark of various woodland plants. The string used comes from the bark of plants likeKurrajong (Brachychiton populneus), Paperbark (Melaleuca quinquenervia), and Banyan (Ficus virens).