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Bark painting.

Technique of Oceanic and particularly *Australian Aboriginal art. Traditional styles, both naturalistic and schematized, matched those used in rock painting, except for the polychrome lozenge hatching of the so-called spirit pictures'. B. p. is now made on a commercial basis.

Aboriginal Bark Painting of Ritual Dance, from Yrrkala, Australia



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