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SP7923

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) SP7923-Joycie Morton Petyarre


Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2018

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SP7923

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) SP7923-Joycie Morton Petyarre

The linear designs in Joycie's painting represent Awelye (Women's Ceremony). 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, represented by 'U' shaped motifs, 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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