Women Gathering Bush Tucker (Honey Ants)

Marie Ryder

Size: 30cm x 30cm

Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Code: SP0077


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In this painting, Marie Ryder has depicted women collecting merne yerrampe, known as honey antsMerne means food in Marie’s language and yerrampe is the honey ant.

Honey ants are a sweet bush food for the aboriginal people. When hunting for them care is taken not to kill or hurt them (or not get bitten either!) so that they can go on and collect more honey. The sac on the back of the honey ant is pure natural honey.

Foot symbols represent the footprints that the women leave in the sand as they walk.

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Utopia Lane Gallery specialises in Aboriginal Art from the Utopia region in Central Australia.

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