Nyaluŋ, Dundiwuy #2 Munuŋgurr (dec)
Image size: 59 x 42.5cm Paper Size: 70 x 56cm on Magnani 300gsm paper
Miḏawarr is a season–just after the wet when bush foods are ripe, animals are fat, seafoods plentiful, and the wind blows from the east.
This print is about harvesting the good healthy bush food such as, maṉmuŋa (long bush yam), djitama (cheeky yam), ganyawu (bush cashew) and ŋäthu. (cycad) ,yukuwa (stringy yam), There are lots at Dhurruputjpi.
Miḏawarr is the time yolŋu sit and harvest. Buwakul (native grave) ga bäwaŋ (native potato), räkay (native chestnut and food for magpie geese) nyamnyam’ (edible water lily) which you boil before eating. Many animals are also plump for eating such as miṉhala (long necked turtle) and bäliny (barramundi) and gurrumatji (magpie geese) who flock to eat the räkay,