Aranda Aboriginal Art, Vic
Pat Corrigan Collection, NSW
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Aranda Aboriginal Art, Vic Including an photograph of the artist creating the artwork
Evelyn shares the Bush Yam (Antwelarr) Totem of her late Aunt, Emily Kngwarreye. The Bush Yam is a native subteranean source of food and water.
An important part of the woman’s role in traditional Aboriginal culture is to collect bush foods. The Yams are collected by digging deep into the soil using sharp digging utensils either made from carved wood or more commonly today, a metal crow bar. The Yams are exposed amongst the root system of the yam bush.