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Anwekety (Conkerberry) by Polly Ngale

60cm x 60cm

Ethically sourced and 100% original

Dot work in this painting represents anwekety (conkerberries), it's Dreaming story belonging to Polly's country, Ahalpere.

The conkerberry is a sweet black berry that is favoured by desert aboriginals. They only grow on the plant (Carissa lanceolata) for a few weeks of the year, however Polly’s people collect plenty of them and store them dry, soaking them in water again before being consumed.

The plant of the conkerberry is a tangled, spiny shrub that can grow up to 2m high. After rain fragrant white flowers bloom. This plant also bares medicinal properties. The orange inner bark from the roots can be soaked in water and the resultant solutions can be used as a medicinal wash. This is particularly favoured for skin and eye conditions. The thorns on the shrub can be used to cure warts.

Artist:

Name: Polly Ngale 
Skin name: Ngale
Language group: Anmatyerre 
Country: Ahalpere
Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
Born: c. 1936

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  • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube. See our Custom Stretching page for stretching options.
  • Size of painting: Approx 60cm x 60cm
  • 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.
  • Material: Synthetic polymer on canvas
  • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

Catalogue: UL018037

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