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    Alpar Seed Story by Karen Bird Ngale (SOLD)

    30cm x 30cm

    Designs in this painting predominately represent elements of the Alpar Dreaming Story whereby the dry seeds of alpar play a significant role. In the olden days, the aboriginal women of Ilkawerne country would collect these seeds, sometimes soak them in water until swollen or cooked in hot coals, and then grind them into a powder that was used for making damper (bread). This practice is not as habitual now due to readymade bread, however the story is continually taught to the younger ones and ceremonies are carried out to ensure its productivity.

    The scented leaves of alpar were also collected, soaked in water and used as a medicinal wash. Alternatively they would be ground into a powder and mixed with animal fats for use as an ointment, making this plant a very important food and medicinal source.

    Artist

    Name: Karen Bird
    Skin name: Ngale
    Language group: Anmatyerre
    Country: Ilkawerne
    Lives: Utopia, Central Australia

    • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    • Size of painting: 30cm x 30cm
    • Size of canvasborder: Approx 6cm
    • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and artist profile.
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