Cushion Cover Wool 20in (51cm)-IAD708
In this painting Imiyari depicts Inma Walka. These designs are painted on the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Natural pigments ground from red and yellow ochre and clay, charcoal and ash are used for ceremonial body paint and either applied with a flat stick or with the fingers. Each Story or song that is celebrated use a different design. The women sing songs as they paint each others bodies. Women perform inma ceremonies to demonstrate respect for their country, to celebrate aspects of culture and everyday life, as well as to teach ancient stories and pass on history to younger generations.