Awelye (Body Painting) A6240


Minnie Pwerle

Size: 90 x 120cm

Acrylic on Linen

'Awelye' is the Anmatyerre word for the women's ceremony and also refers to the designs applied to womenʼs bodies. The ceremony is womenʼs business and is never conducted in the presence of men. The Awelye ceremony connects the women with the land and with fertility. It celebrates the food it provides and also, for the land to continue to flourish.

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Material acrylic on linen
Dimensions 90 x 120cm
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