The Australian Aboriginal Art Carvings Gallery

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Australian Aboriginal Art Carvings

Both the peoples of the Tiwi Islands and of the Yirrkala in the Nhulunbuy area are prodigious carvers. Birds play a major role in both belief systems. These are considered messengers from the" other world." Tiwi people carve their birds from ironwood. It is both heavy and hard, limiting the amount of detail that can be achieved. This limitation is compensated for by the very detailed painting that decorates the figure. Each tribe or clan has a unique cross-hatch pattern that is used to create negative space and represent feathers.

The Yirrkala of Nhulunbuy carve in soft woods that allow extensive incising. The wood is much lighter. A full section of the carving is painted with a solid color. Patterns are created by incising through the color to the yellowish wood.

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