Nyamooli - Bush Soap

"Bush soap is from a Wattle Tree, the curly seeds are used for washing and cleaning skin. The plant grows near swamps, rivers and springs. When it’s dry the pods split open, the seeds inside are black with a little bit of fluffy yellow substance. It is also used to catch fish by eliminating the oxygen from the water, this is done by cooking the black seeds, mashing them up and throwing them into small pools."

Courtesy of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts

..Ochre pigments on canvas
..600mm x 600mm
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..Copyright Waringarri Aboriginal Arts