30 x 40cm; Paper: BFK RIVES 57 x 76cm
Every Midawarr (the season just after the wet) the bush foods are ripe, the animals are fat, the seafoods are plentiful, and the wind blows from the east. It is the time for the women to go collecting Gaŋuri – a yam that grows wild in the bush and part of traditional Yolŋu diet.
First thing in the morning the women and young girls go out bush to look for the leaves in the trees. When they do find the vine they follow it to the ground and there they dig up the ground with wapitja (digging sticks) to find the gaŋuri. They use their bathi (dillybag) to hold the harvest as they go back to the camp where they will cook the yam in the fire for breakfast.
Guŋuri belongs to Dhuwa and we dance and sing it. Printed July 2013 (FMP 3TT).