Minta & Miparri

Artist: Delilah Freddy Puruntatameri

Region: Melville Island, Tiwi Islands

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 40 x 40 cm
(Artwork can be rotated)

Catalogue Number: 14311DP

Price: Enquire

Cycad and fan palm. Both the cycad & the fan palm occur abundantly on the Tiwi Islands. The cycad seeds are a high source of carbohydrate and may only be eaten after being roasted, de-husked, pounded and then soaked in water for 3 days. The fan palm has a variety of uses, stems are used for food and for their medicinal properties, the leaves are used as plates, the fruit is used as a dye and the thorny leaf stems are used as knives for skinning small animals and for gathering honey. 

Delilah Freddy Puruntatameri

Region: Melville Island, Tiwi Islands

Delilah is the daughter of the late renowned artist Paddy Freddy Puruntatameri, and sister to leading Tiwi carvers Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri and Matthew Freddy Puruntatameri.

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