Posted 3 years ago
Three more from my collection of 'Martin Boyd' pottery plates. These three have an indigenous hunting - dream time theme.
Thank you for looking.
Aboriginal Art Facts:
“Art Was their Written Language”
Aboriginal People passed their knowledge, culture and beliefs on the new generations through storytelling, dance and song. They never had a written language, so there is no material that we can read that would be written by early Aboriginal people. They did however have a way to preserve their customs and beliefs for future generations, and it was through their art. The art of Australian indigenous people always has a meaning, it can be about their lifestyle, their everyday life, beliefs, customs or ceremonies. A piece of art of an animal for example means more than just a picture of an animal, it can be their creation being, associated with their mythology. A few added symbols can turn a painting into a story.
(Taken from .......Aboriginal ArtFacts..........)