Ininti Beans

From the central desert of Australia comes the brightly coloured ininti bean.

These beans are the seeds of the bat-winged coral tree, and can range in colour from yellow and orange to brilliant red.

Collected by women and children, they are found in large quantities in the sand under the trees, or still in their pods on the tree.

While edible, they were traditionally used as bright body ornamentation. Today they are used widely in the craft centres by women who turn them into beautiful jewelry.

Ininti Beans