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  • Body Paint by Lena Pwerle (SOLD)

    90cm x 60cm

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    Powders ground from red and yellow ochre (clays) and ash are used as body paint. The women 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.

    Artist

    Name: Lena Pwerle
    Skin name: Pwerle (also spelled Pula)
    Language group: Anmatyerre
    Country: Ahalpere
    Region: Utopia, Central Australia
    Born: 1934
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    • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    • Size of painting: 90cm x 60cm
    • Background colour: Black