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Corkwood Honey by Doreen Kunoth

30cm x 30cm

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Designs in this painting are inspired by the honey collected from the Corkwood tree called Ntyweyampe.

Ntyweyampecomes from two Anmatyerre words: ntywey meaning the Corkwood tree, and ampe a word for honey. 

The Corkwood tree produces beautiful yellow flowers and distinct corky bark. Honey is obtained from the flowers, either by sucking them or steeping them in water to make a sweet drink. This is also drunk when you are sick.

In the hot summer months the honey also trickles out of the flowers and down the tree. 

'You eat it, you chew it.  It’s like treacle running down tree.  It is a good medicine for the body for the inside.’ - Kenny Tilmouth

 

Artist: Doreen Kunoth 
Skin name: Petyarre (also spelled Pitjara, Petyarr, Apetyarr)
Language group: Anmatyerre
Country: Ahalpere
Region: Utopia, Central Australia
Born: 1986

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

Catalogue number: SP0504


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