This artwork represents the pikki palm (aka Bangalow palm) - the sheath of the leaf was used to make a bucket-like container for storing a valuable liquid made from water and honey which would sustain the energy of women and children out gathering food. The women would also weave baskets or make shelters using the top part of the leaves. Aboriginal people firmly believe that everything needed in life is provided by the motherland in abundance and so they would find a use for all parts of the plant or animal.
*This is an original painting by Daisy Hill
*Please note this artwork is part of an exhibition and must remain on display until July 30th. Artwork will be shipped from August 4th.
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