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SP7585

Anaty (Desert Yam) SP7585-Jean Mills Pwerle


Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2019

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SP7585

Anaty (Desert Yam) SP7585-Jean Mills Pwerle

Jean paints the Anaty (Desert Yam or Bush Potato, Ipomoea costata) story from her country, Irrweltye .

This yam grows underground with its viny shrub growing above ground up to 1 metre high. It is normally found on spinifex sand plains and produces large pink flowers after summer rain. The anaty is a tuber, or swollen root, of the shrub and tastes much like the common sweet potato. It can be eaten raw or cooked and is still a staple food for the desert aborigines where it can be harvested at any time of the year. Some can be found as big as a person's head.
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