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Aboriginal Art Symbols - Rain

The Aboriginal art symbol for rain is a series of angular parallel lines suggesting a downpour.

Aboriginal Art Symbols - Rain

The Aboriginal art symbol for rain is a series of angular parallel lines suggesting a downpour.

  • An alternative symbol for rain includes extra raindrops dispersed between the parallel lines.

  • Rain is crucial to the survival of man, animals and plants in the desert. Like many indigenous people around the world, Aboriginal communities, led by a wirrinun (shaman), perform song and dance ceremonies to pray for rain.

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.