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    Awelye Atwengerrp by Galya Pwerle

    90cm x 90cm

    Women’s ceremonies, called awelye, demonstrate respect for the land and ancestors and ensure well-being and happiness within their communities. Underlying linear patterns in this painting depict Galya's body paint designs and ancestral dancing tracks which are etched in the rocks in her country.

    Women of Atnwengerrp trace these designs onto their breasts, arms and thighs, singing as each woman takes her turn to be ‘painted-up’. Their songs relate to the dreamtime stories of ancestral travel, dance and other totemic plants, animals and natural forces.

    • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube. See our Custom Stretching page for stretching options.
    • Size of painting: Approx 90cm x 90cm
    • Border: Approx 6cm strip of black canvas border; enough required for wrapping around a 2cm or 3cm deep stretcher frame which is the popular choice for framing Aboriginal art.
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    • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

    Have your new painting arrive ready to hang (Australian deliveries). We work with a framer to get your artwork stretched and delivered ready to hang so you don't have to worry about anything. 

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    Aboriginal art timber stretcher frame

    Catalogue: UL018273
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