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    Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming by Lindsay Bird Mpetyane

    30cm x 30cm
    In this painting, concentric circles represent the site of the Bush Plum tree, an important tree because of the berries it produces. This fruit is favoured for its sweet taste and, like many desert berries, can be reconstituted in water if dry.

      Parallel lines stemming from the concentric circles represent songlines (or travelling lines) of the Ilkawerne people associated with this story. Other symbols are sacred men's symbols related to this Dreaming.

      This story, its songs, dances and symbols have been passed down to Lindsay from his father.

       

      Artist: Lindsay Bird
      Skin name: Mpetyane (also spelled Mbitjana)
      Language group: Anmatyerre
      Country: Ilkawerne
      Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
      Born: c. 1942

        • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube. See our Custom Stretching page for stretching options.
        • Size of painting: Approx 30cm x 30cm
        • Border: Approx 6cm strip of black canvas border; enough required for wrapping around a 2cm or 3cm deep stretcher frame which is the popular choice for framing Aboriginal art.
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        • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

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        Aboriginal art timber stretcher frame

        Catalogue: UL018014
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