The honey ants produce a honey like liquid in their abdomen, which is regarded as a special treat by Aboriginal people. A meeting place is cuturally a significant site for Aboriginal men and women. Although these vary from region to region, they are generally understood and form an important part of Australian Indigenous art. Symbols are used as the elements of an artwork to tell a story or share knowledge. This symbol depicted next to a U shaped icon , determines if it is a man or woman. A few of the more common ones, and some variations are shown here. This symbol depicted in Aboriginal artworks represents Emu tracks. This icon depicted represents a man with spear and woomera (spear thrower). In ceremonies they are used as clapping sticks. The sinews are used in hand crafting of tools and weapons. This symbol depicts the yam plant and its extensive root system. Copyright © 2020 AAS | ABN 52 622 766 997. Aboriginal dot painting techniques were devised as a method of hiding secret knowledge from the uninitiated public.

This symbol depicts a witchetty grub, which is a feature in Central Australian Aboriginal artworks. The Australian Aboriginal men follow the tracks to hunt the Emu (large flight-less bird), which is a staple food and is used for bush medicine. So too aboriginal artists use colours and colour sequences to convey meaning. This symbol represents the tracks of a dingo, which is an Australian native dog. There are iconic symbols too, which are relevant to multiple tribes and include eagle feet, waterholes and digging sticks. Sold through Coolabah Art on eBay. Many of the symbols used by Aboriginal artists are a variation of lines or dots.

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