Seed Gathering Napangati women
circa 1930 - 09 Jan 2011
This painting depicts designs associated with a group of women of the Napangati kinship subsection at Lake MacDonald. These women have been gathering the seeds from the Mungilypa shrub (Tecticornia verrucosa), a small fleshy plant which grows mainly near semi-saline lakes or claypans. These seeds are ground into a paste which is then cooked on the coals to form a type of unleavened bread.
Documentation Card, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, 1996
synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas
61.0 x 31.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1997
Not on display
© Estate of Makinti Napanangka. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency, Sydney
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Papunya Women, Utopia Art Sydney, Waterloo, 16 Nov 1996–14 Dec 1996