Awelye (Body Paint) – BM201311



The smaller circles represent bush melon fruit, which once grew plentiful, but are now days difficult to find. The Aboriginal women gathered the fruit, either to be eaten or dried, when bush tucker became scarce.
Betty Mbitjana has inherited this Dreaming from her late mother Minnie Pwerle. She will often incorporate this design into her Awelye (Body Paint) works. The body paint designs are drawn onto the body using a mix of ochre, charcoal and ash.

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90cm x 90cm