Derek Jungarrayi Thompson Maku (witchetty grub), 2021 Ernabella Arts

Medium: Ceramic Size: 17.5 x 17ø cm () ID: #681C-21

    About this artwork

    Favourite bush foods of Anangu Pitjantjatjara include maku (witchetty grubs. Bush foods were until comparatively recently the primary sustenance for Anangu Pitjantjatjara. Many bush foods are still gathered regularly almost exclusively by women, thus they feature strongly in women’s mark making. Women learn the art of gathering each of the foods from a young age and much inma (ceremony) relates to these practices and the maintenance of supply.
    Anangu say that eating maku is good for the brain and mental health.