Betty Mbitjana

Awelye (Women's Ceremony), 2019

Acrylic on canvas  
60 x 60 cm

This work depicts Awelye, the designs applied to a woman's body as part of their ceremonies. The Awelye (ceremony) is performed by Aboriginal women to recall their ancestors, to show respect for their country and to demonstrate their responsibility for the wellbeing of their community. Since it reflects women's role as the nurturer, the awelye makes connections with the fertility of the land and a celebration of the food it provides.

PIN: BMB201DQ

AUD 800.00

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