Gloria Petyarre

Bush Medicine Leaves - GPE007

Size: H-120 X W-200 cm.
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Product No: GPE007
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.