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MB057075

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) MB057075-Josie Kunoth Petyarre


Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
60 x 45cm
Year Painted
2021

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MB057075

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) MB057075-Josie Kunoth Petyarre

The linear designs in Josie's painting represent Awelye (Women's Ceremonial Body Paint Designs). These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Powders ground from red and yellow ochre (clays), charcoal and ash are used as body paint and applied with a flat stick with soft padding. The women sing the songs associated with their Awelye as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'.

Women perform Awelye ceremonies to demonstrate respect for their country and the total well-being and health of their community.

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