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Abie Loy

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)
Cat. No. A132
Acrylic on Linen, Year 2017
30 x 30 cm (12" x 12")
AUD 330
This painting is on quality linen and will be delivered stretched and ready to hang to any location around the world together with a Certificate of Authenticity showing the artist Abie Loy with the painting. The title Awelye is the Aboriginal word used for women's ceremonial body paint. The designs have been applied to the upper body and thighs of people prior to ceremonies, a practice going back more than 40,000 years. Firstly the dancers covered their bodies with animal fat and after applied ochre, charcoal and ash for the design. Abie says that the various ceremonies and designs are the inspiration for her paintings.