Monday, January 12, 2009

#104-365 Folk Art

The Kurbingaibah I mentioned before is depicted and spelt here in my second selection,shows certain intrinsic elements that determines what being an Aborigine is all about. I may be wrong in this area but up in the Northern Territory the four small articles left centre represent woven gathering pouches and/or child carryers hence I feel that this section denotes "Women's Business" and to the right is depicted generalized "Men's Business" each with their own ceremonial ring with connection through a protected "sickness area" which would not be crossed. I may be wrong on this as it was told to me in Darwin about 4,000 kilometres away.

The important element for me though is the depiction of the Rainbow Serpent flowing as an underlaying support for this way of life. Remember it was missing from the Pair of "Western" Dolphins. It will be a constant through the remainder of the images I post in this vein.
Don't forget my plea to respect the ownership of these images just enjoy them and if you want further info go to; http://www.dakibudtcha.com.au/kurbingaibah.htm
They know what they are talking about, I just want to give you a sneak peek is all.
A comment mentions a Juxtapositioning of the art with the crucifix on the chapel behind. Not so, the churches (most denominations) have been this communities biggest supporters and sadly a source of severe pain since first contact. No Juxtaposition integral.

12 comments:

janets365 said...

Another interesting painting! Thanks for the details.

MsKaty said...

Very interesting. I am so enjoying learning about your area of the world!!

tammymcchesney said...

What a start on your series with these first 2 postings. I love the design and the colors in the art. Thanks for posting the links - I am enjoying my "vacation" so far...

jo said...

Thanks for the glimpse of aboriginal art -- and the explanation.

top5cats said...

Very nice and quite interesting. We all need to jump out of our own little worlds and at least try to see someone else's. Great job.

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365photosin2009 said...

REally interesting photos of these works of art...

mljrbg said...

Very interesting. Thanks for the detailed explanations.

BobbieCoughlin said...

Stunning colors and designs! It's also interesting to see the aboringinal images juxtaposed againt the European religious symbols of the church in the background.

Candyce said...

fantastic paintings I am in awe of people who are that creative - and the history behind it all well done

shadowsandhighlights said...

Another beauty!

Madelaine

Sunny said...

Gad, this is gorgeous!