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Painting on bark | Culture of the Countryside

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Painting on bark

Description:
The picture shows two large crocodiles framing a smaller one. All are decorated with a chevron pattern of white stripes alternating with cross-hatched areas which are red on fawn. The backbones, limbs and heads are fawn with black dots.


Context:
The note on the back of this painting explains that 'The Ancestor Crocodile, in legend, came to Maragaledban in the Dreamtime era and then went into the ground in a deep waterhole. His spirit call out to the present day crocodiles.'