Indigenous Desert Prints
Traditional Aboriginal religion revolves around the Dreamtime also an important part of Aboriginal religious identity are 'Totems'. Totems are symbols from the natural world that serve to identify people and their relationships with one another in the social world. The religious world of the Aboriginal Australians is inhabited by ghosts of the dead, as well as a variety of spirits who control certain aspects of the natural world, such as the Rainbow Serpent, who brings rain. Rituals are performed to placate these spirits and also to increase the fertility of certain species of animals that are important to the Aborigines. Australian Aboriginal art has been extremely popular on the world art market for some time now. The paintings of "dreamings" from the Central Desert region bring a high price, especially if the artist is one of the well-known Aboriginal artists.