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Ilyarnayt by Michelle Lion Kngwarrey (SOLD)

Size: 15cm x 15cm
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas


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This painting is inspired by the Dreamtime story of the Ilyarn or Ilyarnayt which is a common variety of acacia. This plant is particularly favoured for the abundance of edible grubs living in the roots and it's edible seeds.

U shaped symbols in this painting represent women who are collecting these seeds (ntang ilyarnaytin order to bring back to the community and make damper (bread).