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    Awelye Anemangkerr by Molly Pwerle (SOLD)

    30cm x 30cm

    Linear patterns in this painting depict women's ceremonial body paint designs, called awelye. Women of Atnwengerrp trace these designs onto their breasts, arms and thighs, singing as each woman takes her turn to be ‘painted-up’.

    One of Molly's main Dreamtime stories is for the anemangkerr; a small globular fruit similar to a little melon. This fruit is high in Vitamin C, and is favoured for its exceptional keeping qualities. Women's ceremonies are performed by the women of Atnwengerrp country in relation to this story. 

    Colours: Matisse's Titanium White and Australian Ghost Gum

     

    • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    • Size of painting: 30cm x 30cm
    • Border: Approx 6cm strip of black canvas border designed to be wrapped around a stretcher frame
    • Background colour: Black
    • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.
    • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and artist profile.
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