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  • Bush Medicine Leaf by Abie Loy Kemarre (SOLD)

    30cm x 30cm

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    In this painting Abie depicts the leaf of the antywerleny (Acacia tenuissima), a type of wattle. The leaves of the antywerleny are crushed and mixed with animal fat for use as a medicinal ointment, or soaked in water to make a medicinal wash. Abie says this particular bush medicine is still made and used by the people of her country today.

    “Ikwerthey anter-anem thelem, apernelheyew-anem antywerlenyel”
    Then you pour the fat into it and rub yourself with the antywerleny.

    Artist: Abie Loy Kemarre
    Skin name: Kemarre  
    Language group: Anmatyerre
    Country: Ahalpere
    Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
    Born: 1972

    • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
    • Size of painting: 30cm x 30cm
    • Background colour: Black
    • Linen border: Approx 2cm strip of black border designed to be wrapped around a 2cm deep stretcher frame. Plus approx 6cm of natural coloured linen overhang.
    • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticityand artist profile.
    • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.