Better World Aboriginal Art Viscose Summer Scarf (200cm x 70cm) - Travelling through Country
by Damien & Yilpi Marks
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Better World Aboriginal Art Viscose Summer Scarf (200cm x 70cm) - Travelling through Country by Damien & Yilpi Marks
Size: 200cm x 70cm
Material: 100% Viscose
designed in Australia by royalty paid Aboriginal Artists and made in India through a cultural and economic exchange between the Aboriginal Artists and artisans in Amritsar, India
About the Artist/Design
This is a teaching painting, describing a dry season in Damien’s homeland, Mount Liebig, in the Northern Territory. It illustrates aspects of landscape and culture that was told to Damien by his great-grandparents. Women sit with children collecting bush potatoes (the red shapes at the top of the painting) and are preparing for inma (ceremony). One man, wati, sits down with his waru (spear). Controlled burnings are taking place as the spinifex is dry, and this means good fruits can grow. The small star-like symbols represent women’s body paint that the women paint on each other for inma. A dry creekbed runs through the painting (in red and white), and there are cracks in the claypans, dried rockholes (tjukula), and sandhills (tali).
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