Rosemary Petyarre

Bush Medicine Leaves, 2017

Acrylic on canvas Acrylic  
90 x 95 cm

This work represents the leaves of the Kurrajong tree used in the Utopia region to treat a variety of ailments. The women collect the leaves, dry and mix them with Kangaroo fat, in order to extract the plant's medicinal qualities. The significance of the Kurrajong tree and the part it plays in healing is celebrated in the Women's Awelye ceremonies.

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