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Aboriginal Art Symbols - Rainbow / Cloud

The Aboriginal art symbol for a rainbow or cloud is a layered arrangement of parallel curves.

Aboriginal Art Symbols - Rainbow / Cloud

The Aboriginal art symbol for a rainbow or cloud is a layered arrangement of parallel curves.

  • This symbol can also be used to represent a sand hill or natural windbreak.

  • Many Aboriginal symbols have developed from sand drawings. You can see how this symbol, when traced with a finger in the sand, could easily suggest all of the above imagery.

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.