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Karen Bird Ngale "Rat-Tail Plant"

Product shot of Rat-Tail Plant - © Karen Bird Ngale

Karen Bird Ngale
"Rat-Tail Plant"

  • Size (W x H)
  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 30 x 30 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 21865
  • $280
  • $220

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

Karen paints the story of the rat-tail goosefoot or green crumbweed plant (Dysphania kAlpari). In Karen's language it is called Alpar. This small, erect herb is sticky to touch and scented heavily of citrus. Growing especially well in Mulga tree communities, it is found in abundance in Karen's home in the Utopia Region, north east of Alice Springs. It produces small clustered flowers that form long spikes, resembling that of a rat tail, as well as small black shiny seeds.

These seeds are high in protein and low in fibre. Due to the sticky nature of this plant, the seeds are not shed as soon as they mature, making them available much later in the season than most other plants.

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Artist Karen Bird Ngale
TitleRat-Tail Plant
Language GroupAnmatyerre
AreaUtopia, NT
Catalogue 21865
Date2020
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 30 x 30 cm
Price $AUD $280   Sale Price $220

Unstretched - Rolled in a tube

Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$45)

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

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Description

Karen paints the story of the rat-tail goosefoot or green crumbweed plant (Dysphania kAlpari). In Karen's language it is called Alpar. This small, erect herb is sticky to touch and scented heavily of citrus. Growing especially well in Mulga tree communities, it is found in abundance in Karen's home in the Utopia Region, north east of Alice Springs. It produces small clustered flowers that form long spikes, resembling that of a rat tail, as well as small black shiny seeds.

These seeds are high in protein and low in fibre. Due to the sticky nature of this plant, the seeds are not shed as soon as they mature, making them available much later in the season than most other plants.

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