Bush Yam Leaf #079 -Rosemary Pitjarra

Bush Yam Leaf #079 -Rosemary Pitjarra

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Acrylic on Linen   
119 cm x 98 cm

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Rosemary has depicted the leaves from the yam bush.  Yams are collected by digging deep into the soil using a sharp digging tool; nowadays replaced by a crowbar.

An important part of the woman’s role in traditional Aboriginal culture is the collection of bush foods.  The seeds of wild plants, flowers, and bulbs are collected in carrying bowls called coolamons.  Wild yams, onions, tomatoes, beans, and plums provide ideal sustenance for desert dwellers.      

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