Aboriginal art dot painting
"Women's Body Painting."
Acrylic on linen
Gabriella Possum Nungarrayi,
daughter of legendary Aboriginal artist, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjara
26" x 22."Gabriella Possum Woman's body painting dot painting

Women have the responsibility of
gathering bush foods. These include bush plums, bush yams, bush onions, honey ants and various bush medicines.
The activities are accompanied by ceremonies, rituals, song and dance cycles and body painting in
celebration of the Dreamtime and the anticipated abundance of the harvest. They also propitiate the forces that control the health of the land and keep it happy. The elements in this painting represent the elements that women paint on their bodies at ceremonial events.

One significance of such work is that similar paintings were used as evidence to support successful Aboriginal Land Claims in the 1970s.

Estimated Value FOB Fort Myers. FL US$2,000.00
exclusive of delivery cost.

Because of the uniqueness, cultural sensitivity and irreplaceable nature of this work of art, if you are interested in acquiring it, please contact us at Sanibelart@gmail.com to discuss payment terms and plans for taking possession of it. (If you live in Florida or plan to visit Southwest Florida, we can arrange pick-up or delivery to you.) Otherwise, shipping will be the buyer's responsibility, although we will happily act as your agent in arranging packing and shipping based on your specifications. After agreeing on details of the transaction, we will send you a Paypal invoice reflecting that agreement.


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Gabriella Possum Australian Aboriginal art

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Gabriella Possum
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for Gabriella, see


TribalWorks Australain Aboriginal art gallery
Fort Myers, FL. 33908




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