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  • Pencil Yam Seed by Eileen Bird (SOLD)

    30cm x 30cm

    Shop current artworks by Eileen Bird Nungarai

    In the Dreamtime there are two parts to the Pencil Yam story that Eileen paints. Two different seeds were borne that created two different species of pencil yam; one called Atnwelarr which belongs to Alhalkere and Atnangkere countries, and the other called Arlatyeye which belongs to Eileen’s country. 

    Eileen paints the seeds of Arlatyeye.

    The Arlatyeye itself is a small, long tubular yam (swollen root) belonging to a trailing herb or creeper that often covers large areas of ground with bright green leaves and yellow flowers.



    Name: Eileen Bird
    Skin name: Nungarai (also spelled Kngwarreye)
    Language group: Eastern Arrernte and Anmatyerre
    Country: Arnumarra (near Gem Tree)
    Lives: Utopia, Central Australia
    Born: 1956 

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