Daphne Napurrula Marks 'Yalka Dreaming - Bush Onion' Fine Modal Scarf
- 100% Modal aka Rayon, a natural cellulose fibre
- Size: 200 x 74cm
- Made in Amritsar, India in Fair Trade conditions
- The artist receives royalties for their artwork
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About the Artwork
This painting shows the Yalka Dreaming (bush onion), which is situated in a place called Analy, close to Town Bore Outstation. Bush onions grow after the rain and are collected by all the women. The yalka are found underneath the surface and can be eaten raw or cooked in the hot sand next to the campfire. Paintings referring to this Dreaming show diverse motifs such as plants, leaves, seeds, layers or roots.