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Alhepalh by Lily Lion Kngwarreye

30cm x 30cm

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The designs in this painting are inspired by the Alhepalh (Acacia dictyophleba), a sparsely branched shrub that is found abundantly near Hazel’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.

  • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
  • Background colour: Black
  • Size of painting: 30cm x 30cm
  • Border: Approx 6cm strip of black canvas border designed to be wrapped around a stretcher frame
  • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.
  • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist profile.

Catalogue number: SP0546


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