Aboriginal Bark Painting

Aboriginal Bark Painting


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Aboriginal bark painting served the same purpose as books of today. Aborigines used it for instructional and storytelling goals. The paintings which can be drawn using different mediums show aspects of the aboriginal life. They tell stories typically told to children during the wet season. Most paintings carry the sign of the clan, essentially naming the people responsible for the art.

  • Region: Australia           

  • Ethnic group: Aboriginal           

  • Material: Bark,Pigments          

  • Dimensions: L:53xH:26  

  • Provenance:Private Collection

  • Age estimate:1950's

  • Condition: Good, traces of wear due to age