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NEW! Wild Onion by Carmen Jones Petyarre

Size: A4
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

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In this painting, Carmen Jones Petyarre depicts designs related to the wild onion (Cyperus bulbosus), an important bush food in Central Australia. 

Known in other areas as yalka, nalgoo or onion grass, Carmen's people call it  irreyakwerr. Women of Carmen's country, Arawerr, own a Dreaming story for the irreyakwerr in which they carry out ceremonies to demonstrate respect for its origins and ensure its productivity. 

The irreyakwerr is one of the most important food plants occurring in Central Australia, growing throughout the area and producing bulbs (onions) all year round except for a few weeks after rain when they germinate to form new plants. The onions have a dark papery skin that covers their white inner flesh.  The onions need to be peeled before being consumed.  

Artist: Carmen Jones Petyarr 
Skin name: Petyarr (also spelled Petyarre) 
Language group: Alyawarr
Country: Arawerr
Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
Born: 1984 

  • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
  • Size of painting: approx 30cm x 21cm
  • Size of canvas border: Approx 6cm
  • Background colour: Black
  • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.
  • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and artist profile.

     


      Catalogue number: SP0518


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