Women's Ceremony by Mary Dixon Nungarrayi

Details of Women's Ceremony

Women's Ceremony by Mary Dixon Nungarrayi
Catalog Number : 833219
Size : 75.5cm x 118.5cm
Medium : Acrylic On Linen
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About Women's Ceremony
The painting depicts the journey tracks (curvy lines) of West Arrente and Luritja women gathering at ceremonial or meeting place west of Ntaria (Hermannsburg). All the women are painting and gathering together with food to prepare for ceremony. Songs and dances are exchanged often at large ceremonial gatherings when many women gather together and when trade goods are also exchanged. These gathering often occur at the same time and place when there is plenty of food, and celebrate the journeys of the Dancing Women, Two Women and Sven Sisters Tjukurrpa.

Ceremony is the underlaying basis of Aboriginal song, music, dance and visual arts. Ceremony contains many significant elements some of which are specifically related to the movements and activities of Ancestral Tjukurrpa Women.