When women paint each other for ceremony, they may do so according to skin names and tribal hierarchy.
To apply body paint, women firstly smear their upper bodies with animal fat, or nowadays a generic vegetable oil. The oil helps keep the paint in place and for easier removal.
Using their fingers or a paint brush to trace the designs, the women paint specific colours and designs onto their chests and breasts, and in some ceremonies the upper arm and thigh.
Traditionally powders ground from ochres, charcoal and ash may be applied, with fingers or a brush. Now synthetic paints are often used.
Pictured: Pansy McLeod being painted for ceremony.