Painting on bark

Description:
The bodies of two crocodiles are decorated with a chevron pattern, one with a cross-hatched mustard background and black and white stripes, the other with a red-brown background. The backbones are painted in white with red dots; the limbs and heads are in fawn with black dots.


Context:
There is a note on the back of the painting suggesting that the picture represents 'Two freshwater crocodiles mating in Maragaledban where, according to legend, the Crocodile Ancestor went into deep water hole at the end of Dreamtime.'