Aboriginal Art Hand Carved and Painted Jewelry Pendant
This beautifully handcrafted carved and painted Aboriginal Art Jewelry Pendant is wrapped with 14k/20 gold fill wire. The necklace is created with various types of beads from wood to stone and is 18 inches in length.
3 3/4 x 1 1/2"
Aboriginal Art is a very important part of their religious life, to maintain traditional representations and styles. It is still in the tradition to represent many of the desert dreaming stories, and the sand paintings have been replaced by paintings on canvas and new styles like dot paintings and X rays styles are the most popular modern art styles based on traditional Dreaming and totemic representations.
Symbols used within paintings include concentric circles, curved lines & straight lines. Concentric circles usually represent campsites, waterholes or places of significance. Curved lines generally represent rain or water travelling underground. Straight lines may be indicative of travelling & when these lines join concentric circles it may show the pathway traveled by the ancestors. A small "U" shaped figure may represent a person & depending on the iconography next to the person determines whether it is male or female.
Tracks, whether human or animal, are often shown as they appear on the ground. Lizards and snakes are frequently seen from a topographical view - as one would see them from above.
Dotted motifs & design work have become the trademark of the contemporary Aboriginal Art movement.