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Anaty - Bush Yam

Anaty - Bush Yam

Jeannie Mills Pwerle

SKU:JMP 30112

Regular price $1,500.00 AUD
Regular price $1,100.00 AUD Sale price $1,500.00 AUD
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Title: Anaty- Bush Yam
Artist: Jeannie Mills Pwerle
Size: 88 x 60 cm Unframed
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

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The desert yam or bush potato are tubers or swollen roots of the Ipomoea costata, a fast-growing creeper with large purplish-pink trumpet flowers. Grows underground with its viny shrub growing above ground up to one meter high. It is normally found on spinifex sand plains and produces large pink flowers after summer rains. The Anaty is a tuber, or swollen root, of the shrub and tastes much like the common sweet potato. It can be eaten raw or cooked and is still a staple food for Aboriginal people in parts of Australia and can be harvested any time of year, preferably after big rain. Some can be found as big as a person’s head.

In this painting, Jeannie depicts the seed of the Anaty (dot work), the Anaty and its flower (brush work).

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