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Ititja and jangal

Dellina Inkamala
Watercolour on paper
32 x 29 / 15 x 20 cm; (F) 38 x 29 / 23 x 28.5 cm
Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre


Ititja is a native plant with poisonous seeds, but the Jangal flowers and seeds are not poisonous. I used to pull the stem out of the flower and suck on it, it’s sweet and takes like honey. They also have round seeds that turn bright red. I would suck on the them and spit out the seed, it’s really sticky like glue.

Desert Mob is presented annually in Mparntwe | Alice Springs on Arrernte Country.

On behalf of Desart’s staff and art centre members, the Executive Committee humbly and respectfully acknowledge the Arrernte Apmereke Artweye (Traditional Owners) and Kwertengerle (Traditional Managers) of Mparntwe.


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