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About Gloria Petyarre

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N.B. Please note that this work is sold stretch, also available rolled and unstretched (to be posted inside a tube) This painting represents the Leaves that were traditionally used for medicine. This practice was used long before western medicine was introduced to the aboriginal people. The bush medicine leaves are collected by the women and are highly prized for their restorative powers as part of traditional health practices.

When the leaves of the shrub are green they are gathered by the women and ground up using a stone. Then the medicine leaf compound is mixed with water to form a milky solution, which can be used to cure coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms.

Also, the medicine leaves can be collected and boiled to extract the resin, which is then mixed together with kangaroo fat. The paste that is created can be stored for six months in bush conditions. In painting the Bush Medicine Leaf story, the artist pays homage to the spirit of the medicinal plant. By creating its image the artist encourages the regeneration of the bush medicine plant so that her people can continue to benefit from its healing powers. This piece is rolled/stretched.

Gloria Petyarre Bush Medicine Leaves, 2015

£3,750.00
H 143 cm x W 89 cm x D 0.5 cm
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Acrylic
Original, Framed
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Ships from: United Kingdom
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About Gloria Petyarre

About the artwork

N.B. Please note that this work is sold stretch, also available rolled and unstretched (to be posted inside a tube) This painting represents the Leaves that were traditionally used for medicine. This practice was used long before western medicine was introduced to the aboriginal people. The bush medicine leaves are collected by the women and are highly prized for their restorative powers as part of traditional health practices.

When the leaves of the shrub are green they are gathered by the women and ground up using a stone. Then the medicine leaf compound is mixed with water to form a milky solution, which can be used to cure coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms.

Also, the medicine leaves can be collected and boiled to extract the resin, which is then mixed together with kangaroo fat. The paste that is created can be stored for six months in bush conditions. In painting the Bush Medicine Leaf story, the artist pays homage to the spirit of the medicinal plant. By creating its image the artist encourages the regeneration of the bush medicine plant so that her people can continue to benefit from its healing powers. This piece is rolled/stretched.

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