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Maggie Bird Mpetyane "Alpar - Rat Tail Plant"

Product shot of Alpar - Rat Tail Plant - © Maggie Bird Mpetyane

Maggie Bird Mpetyane
"Alpar - Rat Tail Plant"

  • Size (W x H)
  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 30 x 30 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 217250
  • $280
  • $140

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  • Language
  • Born
  • Area
  • Date
  • Anmatyerre
  • -
  • Utopia, NT
  • 2020

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Alpar is the Anmatyerre word for the Rat-Tail Goosefoot plant (Dysphania kalpari). It is also known as the Green Crumbweed plant. This is a small herb that is sticky to touch and is citrus scented. It produces small clustered flowers that form long spikes, resembling that of a rat tail, as well as small black shiny seeds.

Fine dot work represents the dry seeds of Alpar. Linear patterns make tribute to the ceremonial body paint designs relating to the Alpar story. Women are represented by the 'U' motifs and they carry with them their digging sticks and coolamons (carved wooden bowls) which are typical instruments used for collecting many bush foods.

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Artist Maggie Bird Mpetyane
TitleAlpar - Rat Tail Plant
Language GroupAnmatyerre
AreaUtopia, NT
Catalogue 217250
Date2020
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 30 x 30 cm
Price $AUD $280   Sale Price $140

Unstretched - Rolled in a tube

Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$60)

*Sorry, "Ready to hang" is not available for international deliveries on this artwork.

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Description

SALE ON NOW!

REDUCED TO FIFTY PERCENT OF ORIGINAL PRICE!

Alpar is the Anmatyerre word for the Rat-Tail Goosefoot plant (Dysphania kalpari). It is also known as the Green Crumbweed plant. This is a small herb that is sticky to touch and is citrus scented. It produces small clustered flowers that form long spikes, resembling that of a rat tail, as well as small black shiny seeds.

Fine dot work represents the dry seeds of Alpar. Linear patterns make tribute to the ceremonial body paint designs relating to the Alpar story. Women are represented by the 'U' motifs and they carry with them their digging sticks and coolamons (carved wooden bowls) which are typical instruments used for collecting many bush foods.

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