Accessed along Red Hands Cave walking track, near Glenbrook, Red Hands Cave will mesmerise you with its layers of hand prints and stencils; one of the best examples of Aboriginal art in the Blue…
Accessed along Red Hands Cave walking track, near Glenbrook, Red Hands Cave will mesmerise you with its layers of hand prints and stencils; one of the best examples of Aboriginal art in the Blue Mountains.
Although it's thought to have been painted between 500 and 1600 years ago, you can still see the vibrant, earthy colours of red, yellow and white, which combine to make an overwhelming collage. Standing in front of this art is a highly emotive experience, and it's impossible not to be transported back hundreds of years.
Amongst several techniques, the artists would chew a mixture of ochre and water, and then blow it over a hand resting on the wall, forming a stencil.
Whilst walking along the tranquil Red Hands Cave track to the cave, make sure you keep an eye out for the Aboriginal axe grinding grooves in the rocks beside Camp Fire Creek.
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