of the desert peoples are often called sand paintings. This reference
stems from their genesis in ground paintings that are created by clans
as they move from place to place in the desert. The clan gathers around
a central site, which is cleared so that "paintings" can be
created using seeds, flowers, sand, stones, feathers, and other natural
substances. The clan elders sing their way through the painting process,
imparting tribal knowledge to younger members of the clan. The various
symbols are explained and interpreted as lessons in the clan's history
and heritage, its creation story, and the location of sacred sites,
food sources, and water holes.
designs are painted on art board and canvas for sale to the outside
world. While the precise meanngs of the designs are usually unclear
to outsiders, they have deep cultural significance to clan members.
Details usually are not revealed to anyone outside the clan. Even then,
only males who 'graduate' to high rank in the clan learn the full menaing
of the designs.
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