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  • Kurrajong Flower by Katie Kemarre (SOLD)

    30cm x 30cm

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    A traditional piece.

    This painting depicts aboriginal women collecting a type ofbush medicine called apeng,the Kurrajong tree. Leaves are ground and mixed with animal fat to create a topical ointment, or with water as a drinking solution. There is an ancient Dreamtime story belonging to apeng which lies in the heart of Alyawarr land in Katie’s country, Antarrengeny north east of Alice Springs.

    Flower like designs represent the Kurrajong flower while background dots represent the seeds, called amern ngkweyang

    Ngkweyang is an important and nutritious food source. Not a habitual practice now, the Aboriginal people would collect these seeds, burn them to remove small hairs, and grind them into a paste for making damper (bread). 

    • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    • Size of painting: 30cm x 30cm
    • Background colour: Black
    • Canvasborder: Approx 6cm, black
    • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticityand artist profile.