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  • Women Gathering Bush Tucker (Honey Ants) (SOLD)

    30cm x 30cm

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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.

    • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    • Size of painting: 30cm x 30cm
    • Background colour: Black
    • Canvasborder: Approx 6cm, black
    • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticityand artist profile.