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    Anwekety (Conkerberry) by Motorbike Paddy (SOLD)

    30cm x 30cm

    Dotted lines in this painting represents anwekety (conkerberries), it's Dreaming story belonging to Motorbike's country, Ahalpere.

    The conkerberry (also often called bush plum), is a sweet black berry that only grows on the plant (Carissa lanceolata) for a few weeks of the year. Kathleen's people would collect plenty of them and store them dry, soaking them in water again before being consumed.

    The plant of the conkerberry is a tangled, spiny shrub that can grow up to 2m high. After rain fragrant white flowers bloom. This plant also bares medicinal properties where the orange inner bark from the roots can be soaked in water and the resultant solution can be used as a medicinal wash. This is particularly favoured for skin and eye conditions.

    Artist:

    Name: Motorbike Paddy
    Skin name: Ngale
    Language group: Anmatyerre 
    Country: Ahalpere
    Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia

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    About Anwekety Story

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