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Alhepalh by Lucky Morton Kngwarreye

30cm x 30cm

100% original and ethically sourced

The designs in this painting are inspired by the Alhepalh (Acacia dictyophleba), a sparsely branched shrub that is found abundantly near Lucky's home in the Utopia region in Central Australia. Alhepalh produces small soft coated brown seeds that the women would once collect, grind into a paste and cook into damper (bread) making it a most important food source. This practice however is not habitual now due to ready made bread. 

“Alhepalh-penh ntang inem athaynteyew”
The seeds from the alhepalh are collected so that they can be ground up.

Depending on the size of the shrub, its trunk can also be used to fashion into spears and digging sticks and was traditionally an important trade object. Alhepalh also has medicinal properties and produces small fragrant flowers.

About the artist:
Name: Lucky Morton
Skin name: Kngwarreye (also spelled Ngwarai)
Language group: Alyawarr
Country: Ngkwarlerlanem
Lives: Utopia, Central Australia

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Catalogue: SP0423

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