SP7225

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey) SP7225 - Annie Hunter Petyarre


Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm

$150.00
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SP7225

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey) SP7225 - Annie Hunter Petyarre

Annie's painting represents Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs) for Sugarbag. Sugarbag is bush honey of Australian native bees. Bush honey can be found in the trees in her country.

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'. Concentric circles represent the site where the Awelye is being performed.

Annie depicts leaves and seeds through dot work.

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