Current Location:
Hoobler Living Center -> 1st Floor (Hoobler)
Location Notes:
Hoobler; 1st Floor; Lounge Rm 101 South Wall

Aboriginal Art Collection ➔ 'Kunateytja' Men's Ceremony

Artwork
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Concentric circles in each corner, as well as four lined up in the center. The background is composed of colorful wavy lines made of dots
Historical Context:
This painting depicts elements of a 'corroboree,' an Australian Aboriginal dance ceremony that often includes images drawn on the ground and with body paint on the participating men. The designs represent dreams from a place called Tjikari that concern a snake and witchery grub. The concentric circles are the men's body paint, and the stippled background effects are ground designs made from a type of native cotton called 'wamulu' which is mixed with leaves and ochre's. This dreaming is for men of the Jungerai and Japaltjari skingroups only and contains sacred-secret information.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Painting