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Aboriginal Art Symbols - Man

The Aboriginal symbol for a man is a 'U' shaped curve in combination with two vertical lines.

Aboriginal Art Symbols - Man

The Aboriginal art symbol for a man is an inverted 'U' shaped curve in combination with two vertical lines.

  • The inverted 'U' shape denotes the imprinted shape a person would leave after sitting on the dusty ground, while the lines represent the spears a man would use for hunting.

  • Variations on this icon may include other lines that represent a shield or boomerang.

Some of the topics in our Aboriginal Art pages are illustrated with a painting that was inspired by the theme of that page. The symbols and images used to create them are taken from the sheets above which are freely available as pdf. files for you to download to help with drawing your own artworks.