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BODY PAINTING 2 BROWN by Aboriginal Artist Anna Pitjara

$6.50

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THIS LISTING IS FOR:

1 x FQ (Fat Quarter) 50cm x 55cm (19.7” x 22”)

or

1 x Full Width Strip 25cm x 110cm (9.85” x 44”)

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1 x Metre 100cm x 110cm (39.37 x 44")

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**Purchases of more than 1 unit of the same fabric will be sent as a single piece

***If you need more fabric than is listed, please ask as we may have more

TO PURCHASE CONTINUOUS LENGTHS BY FQ OR 25cm UNIT:

2 units = ½ metre 50cm x 110cm (19.7” x 44”)

3 units = ¾ metre 75cm x 110cm (29.5” x 44")

4 units = 1 metre 100cm x 110cm (39.37” x 44”)

HANDY CONVERSION:

1 metre = 100cm or 39.37"

1 yard = 36 inches or 91.4 centimetres

1 Foot = 12 inches or 30.48 centimetres

(to simplify…1 metre is approx. 3 inches longer than a yard)

FABRIC: 100% Cotton (quilting, apparel, craft)

MANUFACTURER: M & S Textiles Australia

PALETTE: Shades of reddish brown, black, white

ABOUT THE ARTIST:   ANNA PITJARA is from the Utopia region of central Australia.  She belongs to the Petyarre/Pitjara family and speaks the Anmatyerre language.  Her 'dreaming' mainly involves body painting, bush yam, yam seeds, sandhills, etc.

THE DESIGN:  Aboriginal culture has been in existence for many thousands of years.  The Australian aborigines portray their ancient culture and spiritual significance by painting their bodies with designs and motifs.  These motifs explain their family group, tribe, dreaming, totems, etc., and the designs vary by tribe and geographical location.

In the Aboriginal culture, rituals and ceremonies are a constant source for everyone in the community to gather and celebrate various occasions.  While participating the artists (dancers) paint their bodies with the theme of the ritual.  There are strict regulations on how the artists are able to paint their bodies based on their tribe and country.  They generally paint the ritual designs on their bodies with clay, in shades of ochre, pink, red, yellow and white.  Some of these rituals last for days, so they use paints mixed with animal fats so that the paints stay on longer.

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