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Lot 297: Peggy Purvis 2012 Bush Tucker Dreaming synthetic polymer on linen

Fine Aboriginal & Ethnographic Art

by Theodore Bruce

December 11, 2016

Sydney, Australia

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Description: Peggy Purvis
2012
Bush Tucker Dreaming

synthetic polymer on linen

180 x 120 cm

PROVENANCE:
Ngintaka Arts, N.T

OTHER NOTES:
The painting depicts the yam root The yam is a stable source of food in the Utopia region. The yam has a complex root system. It is best harvested several months after rainfall when the exposed plant has died off. As the edible part is attached to the root system it must be located, dug up and gathered.

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