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Selina Numina Kamprina "Women Dancing Ceremonies"

Selina Numina Kamprina
"Women Dancing Ceremonies"

  • Size (W x H)
  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 133 x 103 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 20766
  • $1700
  • $1400

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Description
  • Language
  • Born
  • Area
  • Date
  • Kaytetye
  • 1978
  • Stirling Station, NT
  • 2019

Women's ceremony begins with the women painting each other's bodies in designs relating to a particular Dreaming story in accordance with their skin name and family hierarchy. The designs are painted on the chest and shoulders using powders from ground ochre, charcoal, and ash.

The natural pigments are applied with a flat stick with padding or with fingers in linear and curved lines. The act of decorating the body transforms the individual and changes their identity. During the painting, which can take up to three hours, the women chant their Dreaming. The final part of the ceremony is when the women dance and chant.

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Artist Selina Numina Kamprina
TitleWomen Dancing Ceremonies
Language GroupKaytetye
Born around1978
AreaStirling Station, NT
Catalogue 20766
Date2019
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 133 x 103 cm
Price $AUD $1700   Sale Price $1400

Unstretched - Rolled in a tube ($0.00)

Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$145)

*Sorry, "Ready to hang" is not available for international deliveries on this artwork.

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Women's ceremony begins with the women painting each other's bodies in designs relating to a particular Dreaming story in accordance with their skin name and family hierarchy. The designs are painted on the chest and shoulders using powders from ground ochre, charcoal, and ash.

The natural pigments are applied with a flat stick with padding or with fingers in linear and curved lines. The act of decorating the body transforms the individual and changes their identity. During the painting, which can take up to three hours, the women chant their Dreaming. The final part of the ceremony is when the women dance and chant.

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