MB053425

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey) MB053425-Annie Hunter Petyarre


Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
150 x 90cm
Year Painted
2018

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MB053425

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey) MB053425-Annie Hunter Petyarre

Annie's painting represents Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for sugarbag. Sugarbag is bush honey of Australian native bees.
The linear designs represent Awelye. These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Powders ground from ochre (clays), charcoal and ash are used as body paint and applied with a flat stick with soft padding. They call this stick 'typale'. The women sing the songs associated with their Awelye as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'.
Annie depicts leaves and seeds through dot work.
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