Women's Story Image

Women’s Story

$255.00

Artist:                 Maggie Bird Mpetyane

Title:                   Women’s Story

Size:                    43 x 44cm

Med:                   Acrylic on Canvas

Cat#                    MB007

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Product Description

Maggie’s painting illustrates groups of women preparing for awelye – women’s ceremony.  Women represented by U motifs grind the sacred ochre (clays) into a fine powder and blend with water and animal fats to produce body paint. The senior women paint the breasts, chest, and shoulders of the younger women using a typale – a stick that has been fashioned into a type of paint brush then they retrace their work with their fingers.  As they paint they sing the songs and tell the stories of the dreamtime.