GAARRA-Y BALAA STORY
Gaarra-y - White Paint (ochre), derives from our Dhawun Guni (Mother Earth). We are taught from birth the sacred art of story telling by using many forms of art techniques, ancient designs and symbols and their meanings are foremost to understanding the key concepts of building and maintaining strong relationships with oneself, your family, your community or city and all that surrounds you.
This sacred paint was taken only with strict cultural protocol and seeking permission when doing so, you would NOT take any ochre from other tribal areas or countries as you may not have a deeper connection to this country and would be punished accordingly by our elders.
The paint is widely a valuable natural resource and used for ceremonies, rock and body art, trading with other tribes or clans, but more importantly your connection to your country.
Buddy & Winangali Crew