Alison Lionel Kampurara – Bush Tomatoes, 2017 Ernabella Arts

Medium: Ceramic Size: 21.1 x 14 cm () ID: #39C-17

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Kampurara – bush tomatoes. Bush foods were, until comparatively recently, the primary sustenance for Anangu Pitjantjatjara, thus consuming the psyche of peoples as they worked gathering. In contemporary times, many bush foods are still gathered regularly, although not relied upon in the same way. The art of gathering bush foods are intricate knowledge systems into which women are inducted over the course of their lives. Many songs and dances relate to these practises and the maintenance of supply.