OCHRES FOR EXCHANGE

A lozenge of red ochre from banka banka quarry and one of pipeclay, 1985. These are used in a winnun ceremony. The pigments are mined as a powder and then mixed with water and animal fat and shaped. The shape of the ochre cake helps indicate where it came from.

OCHRES FOR EXCHANGE

A lozenge of red ochre from banka banka quarry and one of pipeclay, 1985. These are used in a winnun ceremony. The pigments are mined as a powder and then mixed with water and animal fat and shaped. The shape of the ochre cake helps indicate where it came from.