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Eileen Bird Nungala "Bush Medicine Plant"

Product shot of Bush Medicine Plant - © Eileen Bird Nungala

Eileen Bird Nungala
"Bush Medicine Plant"

  • Size (W x H)
  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 30 x 30 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 23021
  • $180
  • $150

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Description
  • Language
  • Born
  • Area
  • Date
  • Eastern Arrernte / Anmatyerre
  • -
  • Utopia, NT
  • 2021

Eileen’s main Dreaming story that she paints is the Bush Medicine Plant. The Bush Medicine Plant refers to a species of acacia, which is used as part of traditional Indigenous healing. Women collect leaves from this plant and boil them to extract the resin. The resin is then mixed with kangaroo fat, which results in a paste. This paste is used to heal bites, wounds, cuts and rashes and can also be used as an insect repellent. Furthermore, the leaves from the plant can be brewed to make tea and can be used to alleviate symptoms of the common flu. Eileen depicts the leaves of the plant with longer, colourful brush strokes, while the smaller dots represent the seeds of the Bush Medicine Plant.

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Artist Eileen Bird Nungala
TitleBush Medicine Plant
Language GroupEastern Arrernte / Anmatyerre
AreaUtopia, NT
Catalogue 23021
Date2021
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 30 x 30 cm
Price $AUD $180   Sale Price $150

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

Eileen’s main Dreaming story that she paints is the Bush Medicine Plant. The Bush Medicine Plant refers to a species of acacia, which is used as part of traditional Indigenous healing. Women collect leaves from this plant and boil them to extract the resin. The resin is then mixed with kangaroo fat, which results in a paste. This paste is used to heal bites, wounds, cuts and rashes and can also be used as an insect repellent. Furthermore, the leaves from the plant can be brewed to make tea and can be used to alleviate symptoms of the common flu. Eileen depicts the leaves of the plant with longer, colourful brush strokes, while the smaller dots represent the seeds of the Bush Medicine Plant.

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