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MB052886

Women Collecting Irreyakwerr (Wild Onion) MB052886-Carmen Jones Petyarre


Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
90 x 30cm
Year Painted
2017

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MB052886

Women Collecting Irreyakwerr (Wild Onion) MB052886-Carmen Jones Petyarre

Carmen paints women collecting Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion). This plant is also known as yalka, nalgoo or onion grass (Cyperus bulbosus). The Irreyakwerre is one of the most important food plants in Central Australia, growing throughout the area and producing bulbs (onions) all year round except for a few weeks after rain when they germinate to form new plants.

The onions have a dark papery skin that covers their white inner flesh. The onions need to be peeled before being consumed.

There is a Dreaming story for the Irreyakwerre that belongs to Carmen's country, Arawerre. It is very important and ceremonies by Carmen and her people are carried out to demonstrate respect for this story and ensure its food productivity.
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