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Desert Yam (Anaty) Story


 

Anaty (Desert Yam or Potato) Story 
Atnwengerrp Country

Anaty are tubers or swollen roots, tasting much like the common sweet potato, which can be found to grow as big as a person’s head. It is a staple food for the aboriginal people as it can be harvested at any time of year. Its big beautiful pink flowers bloom after summer rain.

Pictured below right: sisters Judy, Maureen and Jedda Purvis Kngwarreye called us over when we drove past them collecting anaty on the side of the road on a trip out to Utopia. Back at their camp, others had some cooking in the coals for us to sample. It was a good season for anaty and they were plentiful. 

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Utopia Lane Gallery specialises in Aboriginal Art from the Utopia region in Central Australia.

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