Summary

The elongated shapes are the ceremonial ground and the areas of rarrk or crosshatching at the edges represent where the flooded creek waters and those of the sacred waterhole at Mirarrmina meet. The dots are small shellfish called barrpa and the sections of shell are used in making items worn in ceremony. This painting relates to ceremonies associated with the artist's mother clan.

Physical Description

A single sheet of bark (Stringybark, Eucalytpus tetrodonta) painted with natural pigments.

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