MB055312

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey) MB055312-Jessie Hunter Petyarre


Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
120 x 45cm
Year Painted
2019

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MB055312

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey) MB055312-Jessie Hunter Petyarre

Jessie'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'.

Jessie depicts leaves and seeds through dot work.

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