Gloria Petyarre

Bush Medicine Leaves - GPEJ5766

Size: H-285 X W-152 cm.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Product No: GPEJ5766
This painting shows Gloria's depiction of "Medicine Leaves", a bush that grows in the Atnangkere country in Central Australia. The leaves are collected by the women of the Anmatyerre tribe and used for traditional healing. The leaves are collected and boiled, to extract the resin. After this the leaves are mixed with kangaroo fat to make a paste. The paste can last for several months. The paste is used to heal cuts, wounds, bites, rashes, and as an insect repellent. The flowers of the bush are also lovely and sweet to eat.