STORY - Bush Tucker

This painting depicts bush tucker, food collected by 'Karnta' (women) while out hunting. There is a wide variety of traditional food that Warlpiri people continue to gather and consume as a part of their diet. Many of the foods have their own Dreaming stories. Some of the most common bush foods include 'Gnarlkirdi' (witchetty grub), 'Wanakiji' (bush tomato), 'Yarla' (bush potato), 'Janmarda' (bush onion), 'Lukarrara' (fringe rush seed) and 'Yuparli' (bush banana).