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Karen Bird Ngale "Rat-Tail Plant"

Karen Bird Ngale
"Rat-Tail Plant"

  • Size (W x H)
  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 198 x 29 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 23911
  • $1200
  • $770

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

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 Karen Bird Ngale
TitleRat-Tail Plant
Language GroupAnmatyerre
AreaUtopia, NT
Catalogue 23911
Date2021
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 198 x 29 cm
Price $AUD $1200   Sale Price $770

Unstretched - Rolled in a tube

Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$300)

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

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Description

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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