The Anaty - bush yam is staple part of the bush tucker diet of many indigenous people from the Central Desert region. The yam has an impressive root system, spreading up to twelve meters from the stalk, and is commonly found in woodland areas nearby a water source. The plant has bright green leaves and yellow flowers, which spread over quite a wide area. The yam is harvested after rainfall months, when it is dug up from the ground and gathered. By depicting the Yam Dreaming in their paintings, indigenous artists are able to pay homage to this significant plant and encourage its continual rejuvenation
This work represents the leaves of the Kurrajong tree used in the Utopia region to treat a variety of ailments.
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.