The designs in this painting by Abie Loy Kemarre represent [Awelye (Women's …

The designs in this painting by Abie Loy Kemarre represent [Awelye (Women's Ceremonial Body Paint Designs).](http://www.utopialaneart.com.au/collections/awelye-womens-ceremony-and-body-paint-designs) These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Powders ground from red and yellow ochre (clays), charcoal and ash are used as body paint and applied with a flat stick with soft padding. This stick is called a ‘typale’. The women sing the songs associated with their awelye as eac