Old Australian Aboriginal Bark Painting Central Arnhem Land 1960s
|Size||61cm x 30cm|
This beautiful old Bark Painting is from the Central Arnhem Land area in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Dating from the 1960s when there were many senior artists working in the old style of ceremonial painting. This painting is part of mythological and ceremonial stories of the artist’s clan. The large central figure with outstretched arms is surrounded by totemic creatures and on the left is a group of people performing a ceremony, one figure is wearing an elaborate ceremonial headdress.
The complex imagery of this bark painting would only be fully understood by the artist & his clan who hold the stories to these images in their oral and ceremonial history.
The painting is in good condition for being about 55 years old.
Natural Ochre on Stringy Bark
Provenance: The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic and Australian Aboriginal Art