The Indjilandji / Yindjilandji Aboriginal group are the traditional land owner of area around the township of Camooweal in north-western Queensland.
Body decoration and shield designs differ between Aboriginal Tribes and topographic location. A corrobboree body decoration used might change in a group, depending on the people roles and the dance ceremony. There white body art design used by these women is very unusual. It is created by bird down and plant down, with fat or blood is applied as glue.
These women are wearing arm bands, two have visible cicatrices [scarring] on their right arm and three are wearing white cockatoo headband and they are wearing fur string ochre apron [skirts].
One woman is holding rock and the other two are either holding Coolamon or decorative bark artwork.
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