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    Pencil Yam Seed by Eileen Bird (SOLD)

    30cm x 30cm

    In the Dreamtime there are two parts to the Pencil Yam story that Eileen paints. Two different seeds were borne that created two different species of pencil yam; one called Atnwelarr which belongs to Alhalkere and Atnangkere countries, and the other called Arlatyeye which belongs to Eileen’s country. 

    Eileen paints the seeds of Arlatyeye.

    The Arlatyeye itself is a small, long tubular yam (swollen root) belonging to a trailing herb or creeper that often covers large areas of ground with bright green leaves and yellow flowers.



    Name: Eileen Bird
    Skin name: Nungarai (also spelled Kngwarreye)
    Language group: Eastern Arrernte and Anmatyerre
    Country: Arnumarra (near Gem Tree)
    Lives: Utopia, Central Australia
    Born: 1956 

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