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Awelye (Woman's Dream only) for Ahakeye

Awelye (Woman's Dream only) for Ahakeye

Tanya Bird Mpetyane (Mbitjana)

Utopia
Anmatyerre Language
Synthetic polymer paint on linen 90cm x 90cm

The linear designs in Tanya’s painting represent Awelye (women’s ceremony and body paint designs) for the ahakeye (bush plum). These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. The fruit of the ahakeye  is represented in this painting by the dot work. Women, coolamons and nulla nulla are also depicted in this painting.