Greenie Purvis Petyarre

Atnwelarre and Kame

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Atnwelarre and Kame
Atnwelarre and Kame

Greenie Purvis Petyarre

Atnwelarre and Kame

Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 180x60cm
Year: 2008
Price: $ NFS
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Atnwelarr, the pencil yam, and Kame, the seed of this plant, are the subject of Greeny’s painting. The Dreamtime stories for both of these belong to Greeny’s country Alhakere in the Utopia Region, North east of Alice Springs. The Atnwelarr is a trailing herb or creeper, sometimes covering large areas, with bright green leaves, yellow flowers and long skinny yams (swollen roots). These are an important food source which can be eaten raw or cooked in hot sand and ashes.

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